Half the deaths of young infants may be avoidableBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7101.143c (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:143
- Benjamin Hope, Clegg scholar
More than half the stillbirths and deaths before the age of 1 month in Britain could have been prevented, a report released last week has found. Figures obtained by the confidential inquiry into stillbirths and deaths in infancy have led the report's authors to recommend an urgent review of current procedures relating to labour and delivery.
The inquiry investigated 1266 deaths in 1994 and 1995 that occurred after the onset of labour and …