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London hospital orders inquiry into paediatric heart surgery deaths

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:335
  1. Hilary Bower
  1. London

    Anonymous allegations of abnormally high child death rates have prompted an independent inquiry into standards of surgery at one of Britain's leading cardiac hospitals.

    The investigation, which came to light earlier this week, was set up by the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust last month after an unsigned letter containing death rate statistics was sent to Brian Langstaff, QC, the lead solicitor in the inquiry into child deaths at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The Royal College of …

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