For this recently published paper, researchers from the CPRD team and King’s College London looked at the completeness, agreement, and representativeness of ethnicity recording in the CPRD GOLD, CPRD Aurum, and linked Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data.
Ethnicity is not just a health determinant but is useful in healthcare research for planning and targeting of health and social care services and addressing health inequalities.
This paper provides further understanding of the ethnicity data available in the CPRD primary care and linked HES data. This will help to inform choice of data sources, interpretation of results, and translation of those results into public health improvements for patients.
- Shiekh, S.I., Harley, M., Ghosh, R.E. et al. Completeness, agreement, and representativeness of ethnicity recording in the United Kingdom’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and linked Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). Popul Health Metrics 21, 3 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12963-023-00302-0
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