Table 1

Summary of the main conditions reported in children and the perinatal period and deaths where delayed presentation was considered by the reporting paediatrician to be a contributing factor

Top 5 delayed diagnoses reported
 Diabetes mellitus (diabetic ketoacidosis)44 (23)
 Child protection14
Delayed perinatal presentations
 Pregnant women presenting late in labour2
 Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy1
 Unbooked pregnancy resulting in adverse outcomes1
 Poor feeding after early hospital discharge2
 Dehydration following poor feeding4
Reported deaths associated with delayed presentation
 New diagnosis of malignancy3
 Cause not reported2
 New diagnosis of metabolic disease1