The purpose of the fatality review program is to conduct a comprehensive review of deaths of vulnerable populations in order to better understand the factors that contributed to the death and to identify factors that are potentially preventable. Our ultimate goal is to improve the health and safety of all Philadelphians and to reduce the number of preventable deaths.
There are currently four fatality review teams that look at different populations in Philadelphia.
Did you know… every single Pennsylvania infant, child and youth (through age 21) who dies must have his or her death reviewed by a county child death review team? In Philadelphia alone, we review an average of 400 infant, child and youth deaths each year.