The Chief Coroner’s Office classifies Prevention of Future Deaths reports (PFDs) into categories. These categories have changed over time and overlap.
Here we graph the number of PFDs tagged in each category over 10 years, from inception (July 2013) until the latest Sunday scrape.
Hospital-related deaths are the most common category
Hover over each bar to get exact numbers.
There is no guidance or details available on how PFDs are classified, or evidence for their development. For example, what preventable deaths are categorised as “Other related deaths”?
Categories over time
Preventable mental health-related deaths are increasing
The combination of PFDs classed as mental health and suicide over time. The suicide category was only introduced in 2015.
Three categories were created for “emergency services-related” deaths, which we combine and present over time.
|year||Accident at Work and Health and Safety related deaths||Alcohol, drug and medication related deaths||Care Home Health related deaths||Child Death (from 2015)||Community health care and emergency services related deaths||Emergency Services related deaths||Emergency services related deaths (2019 onwards)||Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths||Mental Health related deaths||Other related deaths||Police related deaths||Prevention of Future Deaths||Product related deaths||Railway related deaths||Road (Highways Safety) related deaths||Service Personnel related deaths||State Custody related deaths||Suicide (from 2015)||Wales prevention of future deaths reports (2019 onwards)|