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The Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) is a statutory committee which is accountable to the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

The CYMRC advises the Commission on how to reduce preventable deaths of New Zealand children and young people aged 28 days to 24 years.

The CYMRC aims to collect a standard set of information for every New Zealand child and young person who dies. Reviewing this information can help to identify:

  • national trends and patterns of illness, incidents and accidents leading to death which may indicate where health, education, social or environmental systems are not functioning to protect children and young people
  • policies and initiatives agencies can develop to keep children and young people safe and healthy.

The CYMRC meets four times a year. Click here for information about the committee members.

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Last updated: 20th January, 2022