Trends in sudden infant death

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6994.1602c (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1602

The few remaining sudden infant deaths are likely to be explicable and avoidable

  1. A N Stanton
  1. Consultant paediatrician Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 6QL

    EDITOR,—E A Gilman and colleagues report a dramatic fall in the rate of the sudden infant death syndrome in England and Wales after a peak in 1988.1 This particularly occurred after the Department of Health issued advice at the end of 1991 that babies should not be placed to sleep prone; this instituted the “back to sleep” campaign. I have reported a campaign in the Scarborough district to avoid …

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