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Suboptimal care implicated in many infant deaths in UK

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:77
  1. Mark Pownall
  1. London

    Better care would “probably” or “almost certainly” have made a difference to the outcome in half of the cases of stillbirths and infant deaths in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, suggested the annual report of the confidential inquiry into stillbirths and deaths in infancy, which was published this week.

    The report analysed the results of detailed investigations into the deaths of 573 infants, randomly selected as a “1 in 10” sample …

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