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Table 2 Top five causes of death

From: Paediatric palliative care: development and pilot study of a ‘Directory’ of life-limiting conditions

Number of deaths Diagnosis ICD10 code
26 Cerebral palsy, unspecified G80.9
22 Malignant neoplasm: Brainstem, brain (unspecified) C71.7, C71.9
15 Acute leukaemia (lymphoblastic, myeloid) C91.0, C92.0
11 Epilepsy, unspecified G40.9
9 Muscular dystrophy G71.0
  1. These are causes of death that are describable by one of more of the ACT/RCPCH categories and therefore considered ‘life-limiting’ conditions.