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Lack of caregiver supervision: a contributing factor in Australian unintentional child drowning deaths, 2000–2009

Lauren A Petrass, Jennifer D Blitvich and Caroline F Finch
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (3): 156-157.
Published online: 1 August 2011

In reply: Information made available by South Australia’s Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee is similar to that in other Australian states that have a Child Death Review Committee; all produce an annual report of circumstances related to child deaths, including child drowning. While we are aware of these reports, for our study of child drowning, individual case details were required that cannot be extracted from compiled summaries in annual reports.

  • Lauren A Petrass
  • Jennifer D Blitvich
  • Caroline F Finch

  • School of Human Movement & Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC.

Correspondence: l.petrass@ballarat.edu.au

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