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Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2005 Feb;10(1):39-43.

Learning from adverse events - the role of confidential enquiries.

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  • 1Department of Child Health, Neonatal Unit, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, United Kingdom.


National confidential enquiries collect data on adverse events to identify shortfalls and improve future clinical care; they also highlight inadequacies in service organisation. This article focuses on the work of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD) and the Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy (CESDI).

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