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  Infant mortality rate in Sheffield
  1. GARETH PARRY, Research Fellow
  1. KATE BILLINGHAM, Senior Research Fellow
  1. ALAN GIBSON, Consultant Neonatologist
  1. Medical Care Research Unit
  2. University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
  3. Institute of General Practice, University of Sheffield
  4. Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield

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Editor—In 1994 Sheffield had the highest infant mortality rate in England and Wales.1 The impact of neonatal care in Sheffield immediately came under the spotlight. An investigation led by the Public Health Department of Sheffield Health took place to establish the reasons for the high infant mortality rate.2

It is well known that factors affecting infant mortality and morbidity may operate in …

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