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Child death overview panel: an intensive care retrieval perspective
  1. Anna Mary Brough,
  2. Samiran Ray
  1. Children's Acute Transport Service, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Mary Brough, Children's Acute Transport Service, PO Box 36829, London WC1N 3WH, UK; annabrough{at}

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The child death overview panel (CDOP) process was introduced in 2008 in the UK to identify modifiable factors in child deaths through multiagency review. A recent survey by Allen et al reports that the process varies across the UK and could be made more efficient.1

We retrospectively reviewed all deaths following referral to our paediatric intensive care retrieval service over 2 years. The service covers an estimated under 16 years old population of 2.2 million children across 29 local safeguarding childrens boards. Deaths included all children who died from the point of the first retrieval to 6 h post transfer to a PICU. Sixty-three cases were reviewed. Notes …

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  • Contributors Concept devised by SR. Data collection by SR and AMB. Manuscript written by AMB and SR.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.