Publications & reports
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.
ADR UK response to the Sudlow Review – Unifying Health Data in the UK
This is ADR UK's response to the Sudlow Review from Health Data Research UK. The consultation gathered input from stakeholders and members of the public on heath data in the UK.
Supporting People data linking project: Update
This report, produced by ADR Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government, analyses the demographics of Supporting People to understand who received support from the programme. In addition, it outlines findings from analysis that linked Supporting People data with healthcare data in the SAIL Databank to understand the healthcare use of Supporting People clients before and after they received support.
Data Insight: Mind the gap: an administrative data analysis of dental treatment outcomes and severe mental illness
While people with severe mental illness are at high risk of chronic physical health conditions and premature mortality, little attention has been given to oral health disparities. Based on a large administrative dataset, this study allows an in-depth examination of disparities in dental health outcomes with respect to severe mental illness.
Were people who died at home less likely to attend hospital at the end of life during the Covid pandemic?
Previous SCADR (Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research) analysis has demonstrated that deaths at home increased by over a third during the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland. This research explores whether people approaching the end of life were less likely to go to hospital.
Data Insights: What makes people more likely to cycle to work?
This Data Insights explores what factors affect whether an individual cycles to work or not.
Data Insights: Variations in Covid-19 vaccination uptake among people in receipt of psychotropic drugs
This data insight from ADR Northern Ireland investigates the link between people in Northern Ireland receiving psychotropic drugs, as an indicator of mental health conditions, and their likelihood of receiving a Covid-19 vaccination.
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.
School staff vaccination uptake: February 2022
This report, produced by ADR Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government, analyses the School Workforce Annual Census and the Research Ready Data Asset for COVID-19 Vaccination Data in the SAIL Databank.
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.