Data Insight: Clinical coding and capture of Long COVID: a cohort study in Wales using linked health and demographic data
This Data Insight looks at clinical coding of Long COVID recorded in primary and secondary care to aid understanding of coding quality, the variation of use in primary care software systems and the completeness and usability of data. It provides a comprehensive characterisation of patients clinically diagnosed with Long COVID, with the aim of building a deeper understanding of this relatively new condition.
The Welsh Results Reports Service (WRRS) Data
This Data Explained is intended as a starting point for researchers who are looking to use the WRRS data as part of an approved data linkage research project and is correct at the point of publication.
Data Insights: Informing better use of Welsh hospital admissions data in the SAIL Databank (January 2022)
This Data Insight from ADR Wales reviewed the clinical coding completeness and lag in the Patient Episode Database for Wales (PEDW). Findings indicate there is a significant lag in clinical coding which people using PEDW should be aware should be aware of. This is important because it indicates that partial episode information is initially entered into PEDW and the records are subsequently updated with clinical coding information. Therefore caution must be exercised when using recent extracts of the dataset for analysis.
Data Insights: Geographical profiling verses individual risk profiling in reducing rates of low birth weight and improving school readiness (December 2021)
This Data Insight explores the Flying Start programme as a geographical profiling tool to anonymously identify vulnerable families. It also explores data driven models as an alternative method of identifying individuals at risk of experiencing adverse events.
Type 1 Diabetes at School & University: Public & Patient Workshop (August 2021)
This report details the findings of a patient and public workshop held in partnership with Diabetes UK in April 2021 with people living with type 1 diabetes. The workshop explored participants' views towards the use of personal identifiers for linking diabetes and education data for research.
Data Insights: Homelessness Duration in Scotland: How long does it take? (May 2021)
This research from ADR Wales explores the length of time that housing support is given to homeless households in Scotland by local authority housing teams.
Data Insights: Staff-pupil Covid-19 infection pathways in schools in Wales (March 2021)
ADR Wales researchers share the findings of research exploring the likelihood of pupils and staff testing positive for Covid-19 when there has been a positive case among staff, pupils and their households.