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OPINION | Black Infant Mortality in King County Is Already Over Triple the White Rate

So why doesn’t this safety-net hospital catch any babies?

by Bruce L. Davidson, M.D., M.P.H.


King County has more than triple infant mortality in Black babies compared to white babies. In my opinion, it’s because UW restricts our public-owned hospitals for high-paid surgery — a cash cow for top UW surgeons and administrators — limiting maternity. 

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