Our Data Insights offer bite-sized snapshots of the findings of ongoing and completed research using linked administrative data.
At ADR UK, our goal is to enable greater access to public sector administrative data for research to inform policy that works better for all. Sharing the findings of the research we enable is key to achieving this, so that everyone from government decision makers to members of the public can find out what the data tells us, and where change could help to improve lives.
Explore our Data Insights below.
Data Insight: Mind the gap: an administrative data analysis of dental treatment outcomes and severe mental illness
30 March 2023
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?
31 January 2023
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?
11 July 2022
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
29 June 2022
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.
Data Insights: Informing better use of Welsh hospital admissions data in the SAIL Databank (January 2022)
13 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: Occupation and Covid-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective (December 2021)
17 December 2021
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.
Data Insights: Geographical profiling verses individual risk profiling in reducing rates of low birth weight and improving school readiness (December 2021)
17 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.
Data Insights: Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past (June 2021)
21 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)
18 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)
24 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.
New research investigates young people's transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales
24 May 2023
Using de-identified Welsh education data sources, ADR Wales researchers investigated transitions from compulsory education at around the age of 16 to post-compulsory education in Wales.
ADR Wales researchers find gender pay and career progression gaps in the teaching workforce in Wales
22 May 2023
ADR Wales researchers used administrative data to estimate career progression and pay gender disparities in the teaching workforce in Wales.
Number of convictions before receiving a short, immediate prison sentence: ethnicity and gender differences
9 November 2022
In this blog, ADR UK Research Fellow Dr Angela Sorsby builds on her recently published Data Insight with some further analysis of differences in prison sentences among ethnic groups.