Child Death Review: Past, Present, and Future

Reade A. Quinton

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This article describes the current state of child death reviews (CDR) in the United States. The CDR process has evolved over almost 40 years from informal local meetings to a coordinated effort involving all 50 states. Child death review programs across the country vary in the level of financial and administrative support, legislation, and review processes. While there is still a long way to go in standardizing the practice between states, great strides have been made in data collection, education, and prevention initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-535
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Forensic Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


  • Child death review
  • Child fatality review
  • Forensic pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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