For this recently published paper, researchers from the CPRD team looked at the completeness of socio-economic status (SES) data linked with the CPRD.
Area-level SES is not just a health determinant but is useful in healthcare research for applications such as planning and targeting of health and social care services and addressing and lowering health inequalities.
This paper provides further understanding of the completeness, usability, limitations and representativeness of the CPRD-linked SES data offerings. This will help to inform choice of data sources, interpretation of results, and translation of those results into public health improvements for patients.
- Mahadevan P, Harley M, Fordyce S, et al. Completeness and representativeness of small area socioeconomic data linked with the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). J Epidemiol Community Health Published Online First: 28 July 2022.
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