THIN Database Research Team
The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database is a large UK primary care database. The THIN Database Research Team uses this database, containing data collected from over 550 general practitioners spread over the UK, for research into cardiovascular disease, mental health, pharmacoepidemiology and other fields of primary care research (publications).
Photo: Stata programs for outlier identification in THIN.
News and Events
PUBLICATION: antibiotic prescribing in pregnancy and cerebral palsy or epilepsy in children
Wilhelmine Meeraus and colleagues have published a paper in PLoS ONE on the association between antibiotic prescribing in pregnancy and cerebral palsy or epilepsy in children. This study has received some media coverage and been discussed on the NHS Choices 'Behind The Headlines' site.
Updated 30/03/2015 | Publications
PUBLICATION: regional differences in the initiation of statin therapy
Aidan O'Keeffe and colleagues have published a paper in BMJ Open on regional differences in the initiation of statin therapy for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. They found that the rate of statin initiation varied between the four countries of the UK, and between the different English regions.
Updated 17/03/2015 | Publications
PUBLICATION: an incentivised scheme to provide annual health checks in primary care for adults with intellectual disability
A paper assessing the first three years of an incentivised scheme to provide annual health checks in primary care for adults with intellectual disability has been published in The Lancet Psychiatry. This has received some media coverage.
Updated 05/01/2015 | Publications
PUBLICATION: CVD risk models for people with severe mental illness
Updated 24/12/2014 | Publications
PUBLICATION: prescribing of antipsychotics in primary care
Louise Marston and colleagues have published a paper in BMJ Open on the prescribing of antipsychotics in UK primary care. The study, which found that a large proportion of antipsychotic prescriptions were for people with no record of a psychotic or bipolar diagnosis, has also received some media coverage.
Updated 19/12/2014 | Publications
PUBLICATION: prediagnostic presentation of Parkinson's disease
Updated 27/11/2014 | Publications
BLOG POST: ICPE conference
Hilary Davies has written a post for the NIHR School for Primary Care Research blog on her recent visit to Taipei for The International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE).
PUBLICATION: incidence of pancreatic and biliary tract cancer
Laura Horsfall and colleagues have published a paper in PLoS ONE on sociodemographic trends in the incidence of pancreatic and biliary tract cancer.
Updated 06/10/2014 | Publications
PUBLICATION: discontinuation of antipsychotics in pregnancy
Irene Petersen and colleagues have published a paper in Schizophrenia Research on the discontinuation of antipsychotic medication in pregnancy.
Updated 09/09/2014 | Publications
NEWS: Ruth Blackburn wins SAPC/NAPCRG travel award
Ruth Blackburn has been awarded the SAPC/NAPCRG travel award for her presentation on statin prescribing for cardiovascular disease prevention in people with severe mental illness at the Society for Academic Primary Care conference in Edinburgh. This will allow her to travel to New York to present at the North American Primary Care Research Group conference in November. Ruth's PhD work forms part of the PRIMROSE project.
BLOG POST: missing data in electronic health records
PUBLICATION: the twofold Stata command for imputing longitudinal clinical data
Cathy Welch and colleagues have published a paper in The Stata Journal describing the twofold Stata command, which uses the two-fold fully conditional specification (FCS) algorithm for imputing missing values in longitudinal databases. See also: our missing data in electronic health records page.
Updated 04/07/2014 | Publications
PUBLICATION: serum uric acid and the risk of respiratory disease
Laura Horsfall and colleagues have published a paper in Thorax on the relationship between serum uric acid and the incidence of respiratory disease.
Updated 09/06/2014 | Publications
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