Mortality of people with learning disability

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This study will use CPRD linked primary care, death certificate and inpatient hospital data to develop indicative statistics about likely levels and patterns of excess mortality identifiable, "near miss" emergency hospitalisations, and the extent of hospital inpatient care, for people recorded as having learning disabilities in their GP records and a control population who do not between April 2010 and March 2014. Aggregate data will be provided by CPRD to PHE for the purposes of calculating standard mortality rates (all-cause and cause-specific), life expectancy, and person years of life lost to amenable causes. Additionally, rates of emergency hospitalisations for potentially fatal conditions particularly prominent in people with learning disabilities will be calculated. The duration of hospitalisations will also be calculated.


Gyles Glover - Chief Investigator - Public Health England
Jessie Oyinlola - Collaborator - CPRD
Pauline Heslop - Collaborator - University of Bristol
Rachael Williams - Collaborator - CPRD


HES Admitted Patient Care;ONS Death Registration Data