Mortality review committees are statutory committees that review particular deaths, or the deaths of particular people, in order to learn how to best prevent these deaths.

There are currently four ongoing committees dedicated to reviewing the deaths of children and young people, babies and mothers where death is caused by pregnancy or childbirth, deaths resulting from family violence and deaths associated with surgery, and one temporary committee established to ascertain the feasibility of suicide mortality review.

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12th Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee report released

13 Apr 2017, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This report, covering 2011-15, shows that in 2015, 536 children and young people died which is more than in the previous two years (486 in 2014, and 516 in 2013), but fewer than in the years prior.