Rural-Urban Differences In Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality In the U.S., 2007-15

Date
12/2019
Journal
Health Affairs
Description

In the U.S., severe maternal morbidity and mortality (SMMM) is climbing—a reality that is especially challenging for rural communities, which face declining access to obstetric services. Using data for 2007-15 from the National Inpatient Sample, we analyzed SMMM during childbirth hospitalizations among rural and urban residents.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Katy Kozhimannil, Julia Interrante, Carrie Henning-Smith, Lindsay Admon