n South African Journal of Child Health - From audit to action : editorial

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



The 'Hot Topic' article in this issue originates from the latest 'Saving Children' Report, published in May 2011. It summarises some of the important findings of the Child Healthcare Problem Identification Programme (PIP), which was developed for the Medical Research Council's Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies. In this programme, careful auditing of each child death allows conclusions to be drawn about quality of care and possible modifiable factors in that death. From a small beginning at a few hospitals, Child PIP has been gathering momentum and is now being implemented at nearly a third of all public hospitals in South Africa. The full report and more detail is available on-line at www.childpip.org.za, and is an important resource.

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