Responding to and learning from childhood deaths
Sidebotham, Peter and Pearson, Gale (2009) Responding to and learning from childhood deaths. British Medical Journal, Vol.338 . pp. 574-576. ISSN 0959-8146Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b531
Although child mortality has fallen significantly over the past century,1 there is still scope for improvement. In 2005, over 3200 infants (5 per 1000 live births) and 1200 children under the age of 15 (14 per 100 000 population) died in England and Wales,2 with large discrepancies in mortality between different areas and between different socioeconomic and cultural groups. Many of these deaths are preventable—whether they are from external causes or from natural conditions that are not normally fatal. Several studies have concluded that as many as 29% of child deaths may be preventable or contributed to by potentially avoidable factors.1 3 4 It is important, therefore, to examine the causes of child death and learn from them.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Medical Journal|
|Date:||23 February 2009|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 574-576|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Department for Children, Schools and Family, Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health|
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