We have a number of active research projects that are systematically analysing the Preventable Deaths Database, including an assessment of suicides and deaths from opioids, anticoagulants and cardiovascular disease, and covid-19. We are using the Preventable Deaths Database to write case reports of deaths with pertinent lessons for the public, healthcare professionals, and policymakers in the BMJ Evidence Based Medicine Coroners Concerns to Prevent Harms series. Articles published in the series, include:
- harms from ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitiser; This article was selected for a press release by The BMJ and was picked up by 14 news outlets, including the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, BBC Radio Oxford, and BBC Radio 5 Live Saturday Breakfast
- harms from undiagnosed and untreated adverse drug reactions from diclofenac in adolescents
- harms from repeated prescriptions of tramadol
- fire hazards of emollient products in the presence of a naked flame (e.g. the light of a cigarette)
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