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Commentary on: Knight M, Bunch K, Vousden N, et al. Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK: national population-based cohort study. BMJ 2020;369:m2107. doi:10.1136bmj.m2107
Implications for practice and research
Providers managing obstetric patients will need to identify prevalent risk factors in minorities with SARS-CoV-2 and the outcomes.
This study can be used to launch a correlational study to investigate the relationship between health disparities and the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the Black minority obstetric patients.
This national UK cohort study1 described 427 pregnant women admitted with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection,1 56% of whom were Black or ethnic minority patients. The study analysed risk factors such as advanced pregnancy and maternal age, obesity and cardiopulmonary comorbidities and their impact on the …
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