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Importance of the infant death scene investigation for accurate and reliable reporting of SIDS
  1. C K Shapiro-Mendoza,
  2. K M Tomashek,
  3. T W Davis,
  4. S L Blanding
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA; ayn9@cdc.gov

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Inaccurate classification of the cause and manner of infant deaths impedes prevention efforts by limiting researchers’ ability to accurately identify risk factors for SIDS and other sudden, unexpected deaths in infancy (SUDI). Sheehan and colleagues1 present evidence of inaccurate reporting of SIDS in Ireland and underscore the necessity for standardised SUDI criteria and definitions, as well as a multidisciplinary approach …

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