His team then broke the data down further to look at individual NICUs. Within the majority of hospitals, white babies had better scores than Hispanic or African American newborns. But interestingly, in a few NICUs, that overall pattern was reversed. Specifically, in some NICU’s where the overall quality of care—for all babies—was notably low, African American babies had better scores than white babies. The reason behind the handful of flips is unknown, but Profit suggests that some clinics who primarily serve a non-white population might be positioned to give them better care.