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How reliable are SIDS rates? The importance of a standardised, multiprofessional approach to “diagnosis”
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    SIDS and 'unascertainable' deaths in Western Australia
    • Cecily Jane Freemantle, Post-doctoral Research Fellow
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      • Anne W.Read, Nicholas H. deKlerk, Adrian K, Charles, Daniel McAullay, Fiona J, Stanley AC

    Dear Editor,

    We write to add to the discussion raised in the Short Report, "How reliable are SIDS rates?"[1] and the accompanying response by Fleming and Blair[2], by highlighting recent data from Western Australia (WA).[3] Linked, total population birth and death data for birth cohorts from 1980-2001 indicated a significant increase in the later years in the number of infant deaths where the cause of death, as gi...

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