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[Comment] Child death in high-income countries

06 Sep 2014

Although high-income countries have made substantial progress towards reducing child mortality, rates vary markedly between and within countries,) and we describe contributory factors across four broad domains—biological and psychological factors, the physical environment, the social environment, and service delivery. In this Comment, we draw on the conclusions of these three reports and make practical recommendations on strategies in three key areas with perhaps the greatest potential to reduce child mortality further in high-income countries—perinatal causes, particularly preterm birth; acquired natural causes, such as sepsis or acute respiratory problems; and external causes, including road traffic fatalities.

Date: 
6 September 2014

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