During an emergency cesarean delivery, communication, clinical expertise, and collaboration are imperative for the multidisciplinary team. In that moment, there is nothing more crucial to the well-being of the patient than the dyad of an obstetrician and anesthesiologist. Being tasked with the surgical and anesthetic responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the mother and the fetus is a stressful, critically important phenomenon that happens in ORs every day. In the obstetrical domain, we have witnessed some highly distressing inequities in health care delivery. This is a pressing issue, but one must realize that inequities are not unique to the birthing process, nor do the solutions lie in this environment. Maternal and child health care gaps are broad and encompass disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of health care services. This leads to unequal treatment and poorer prognosis in certain populations. We aim to explore the efforts made to...
A Conversation Across the Drapes: Understanding Inequity and Achieving Equity in Obstetric and Anesthesiology Care
LaRae C. Brown, Keya A. Locke; A Conversation Across the Drapes: Understanding Inequity and Achieving Equity in Obstetric and Anesthesiology Care. ASA Monitor 2023; 87:28–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ASM.0000996900.76154.96
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