Title

An Exploratory Analysis of the Notable Activities of U.S. Child Death Review Teams

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Child death review teams (CDRTs) focus on the prevention of child deaths, but a comprehensive understanding of their activities is lacking. This exploratory study addressed this gap through a qualitative analysis of reported CDRT activities using the "spectrum of prevention" framework. We collected state-level CDRT reports published 2006-2015, recorded their activities (n = 193), and coded them using the "spectrum of prevention" framework. The highest percentage (64.2%) of activities were categorized under "fostering coalitions and networks." We recommend that CDRTs increase their reporting of activities so others can better understand their potential impact on preventing child deaths.

Original Citation

Douglas, E.M., Ahola, S.B., & Proulx, M.L. (2017). An Exploratory Analysis of the Notable Activities of U.S. Child Death Review Teams. Death Studies, published online May 30, 2017. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2017.1334015