Child death in high-income countries

Title

Child death in high-income countries

Creator

Petrou S; Fraser J; Sidebotham P

Publisher

Lancet

Date

2014

Subject

Child; Humans; Perinatal Care; cause of death; child mortality; Developed Countries; Early Diagnosis; Primary Prevention

Description

Reductions in child mortality in high-income settings have been substantial over recent decades, although variations remain between and within countries. A three-part Series outlines the epidemiology of child mortality and a standardised approach to child death reviews in high-income countries. The Series authors delineate patterns of child mortality at different ages into five broad categories (perinatal causes, congenital abnormalities, acquired natural causes, external causes, and unexplained deaths), and describe contributory factors across four broad domains—biological and psychological factors, the physical environment, the social environment, and service delivery. In a Comment, the conclusions of these three reports are reviewed, and practical recommendations on strategies are proposed in three key areas: perinatal causes, notably preterm birth; acquired natural causes, such as sepsis or acute respiratory problems; and external causes, including road traffic fatalities.
2014-09

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

831-833

Issue

9946

Volume

384

Citation

Petrou S; Fraser J; Sidebotham P, “Child death in high-income countries,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 17, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15020.

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