An audit of paediatric mortality patterns in a Nigerian teaching hospital

  title={An audit of paediatric mortality patterns in a Nigerian teaching hospital},
  author={Gerald Dafe Forae and Obiora Jude Uchendu and Alex Payim Igbe},
  journal={Nigerian Medical Journal : Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association},
  pages={130 - 133}
  • G. ForaeO. UchenduA. Igbe
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Medicine
  • Nigerian Medical Journal : Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
Background: The 4th millennium development goals (2002) reported that sub-Saharan Africa countries including Nigeria have a persistently high childhood mortality rates in-spite of all the preventive and interventional measures to reduce this ugly trend. Patients and Methods: Childhood mortality data was obtained from the medical records department and post-mortem records of the pathology departments over a 5-year period from January 2007 to December 2011. The selection criteria include all case… 

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