Informing better use of Welsh hospital admissions data in the SAIL Databank
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.
Occupation and Covid-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective
In this Data Insight, ADR Scotland explores how Covid-19 mortality rates vary by occupation for women and men in Scotland in the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. Using a national novel linked data collection, we contrast preliminary results for Scotland with those from a similar linked data study for England.
Geographical profiling verses individual risk profiling in reducing rates of low birth weight and improving school readiness
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.
Local Data Spaces: Pilot Study Evaluation Report (August 2021)
The findings of an evaluation of the Local Data Spaces pilot study, including key recommendations for further support for local authorities to access local-level data and analysis to inform decision making.
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.
The ECHILD Database: Key messages from stakeholders (August 2021)
This report highlights key messages from government and third sector stakeholders on the potential of the newly linked ECHILD Database for research that explores the health and education outcomes of children and young people in England.
Data Insights: Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past (June 2021)
This research describes the use of the Scottish Historic Population Platform (SHiPP) to investigate past disease outbreaks to find parallels and learn lessons that help us respond better.
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.
Alcohol-specific deaths in Northern Ireland: Socio-demographic analyses (March 2021)
Researchers at NISRA (ADR Northern Ireland) present the findings of analyses to advance understanding of alcohol-specific deaths in Northern Ireland.
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.