Child Fatalities From Religion-motivated Medical Neglect

  title={Child Fatalities From Religion-motivated Medical Neglect},
  author={Seth Asser and Rita Swan},
  pages={625 - 629}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate deaths of children from families in which faith healing was practiced in lieu of medical care and to determine if such deaths were preventable. [] Key MethodDESIGN Cases of child fatality in faith-healing sects were reviewed. Probability of survival for each was then estimated based on expected survival rates for children with similar disorders who receive medical care.

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