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      We would like to thank Ms. Covington and Dr. Johnston for their thoughts regarding our article “U.S. Child Death Review Programs: Assessing Progress Toward a Standard Review Process.”
      • Shanley J.
      • Risch E.
      • Bonner B.
      U.S. child death review programs: assessing progress toward a standard review process.
      Undoubtedly, state programs face significant barriers, including restrictive financial constraints, which impede expansion and modification of their existing review boards. We agree with the writers' assertion that efforts by many states to improve on data collection and implementation of best practices are laudable and should be acknowledged. However, the fact remains that continued progress in the process and policies of child death review is necessary as the nation moves toward informing prevention efforts through the collection of comparable data across states.
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      Reference

        • Shanley J.
        • Risch E.
        • Bonner B.
        U.S. child death review programs: assessing progress toward a standard review process.
        Am J Prev Med. 2010; 39: 522-528

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      • A Misdirected Assessment of Progress in Child Death Review
        American Journal of Preventive MedicineVol. 40Issue 5
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          We appreciate the attention given to child death review teams (CDRTs) in “U.S. Child Death Review Programs: Assessing Progress Toward a Standard Review Process” by Shanley et al.1 The authors highlight inconsistencies among child death review programs in the U.S. and conclude that there has been “minimal progress” in CDRT since 2001. This is a misdirected assessment. The benchmarks used by the authors define progress as all states reviewing all child deaths and conducting local reviews with state oversight.
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