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January 19, 2000

Accurate Ascertainment of Child-Abuse Mortality

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(3):337-338. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-283-3-jac90010

To the Editor: The article by Dr Herman-Giddens and colleagues1 contributes to the literature on the scope of the child abuse problem by providing an estimate of underreporting in vital statistics. Similar studies2 provide estimates of reliability for other causes of death.