AHRQ Grant HS021903: Related Publication Summaries

Hospital Quality Reports for Expectant Mothers: Considering Race and Language

1. "Maternal quality and safety outcomes for Asians and Pacific Islanders in Hawaii: An observational study from five years of statewide data."

Sentell T, Chang A, Cheng Y, Miyamura J.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2014 Aug 30; 14:298.
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This study examined discharge data from all Hawaii childbirth hospitalizations from 2008 to 2012 to compare validated measures of maternal quality and safety across seven racial/ethnic groups: Filipino, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander (e.g., Samoan, Tongan, Micronesian), Japanese, Chinese, white, and other race/ethnicity. There was significant variation for Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups across maternal quality and safety outcomes.  Native Hawaiians had better outcomes than whites on several quality and safety measures, including obstetric trauma during vaginal delivery. Other Pacific Islanders had high rates of vaginal births after cesareans, while Japanese had lower rates.

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