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 (see publications for more examples).
News and Events
Congratulations Dr Linda Wijlaars!
Congratulations to Linda Wijlaars, who has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Early comorbid parental depression and its effects on child outcomes".
Primary care Database User Group meeting on living with a terminally ill person
Our most recent PDUG meeting on 26 March focused on the topic of living with a
terminally ill person. Liz Sampson and Rebecca Lodwick presented a study on:
"Health outcomes and health service use of cohabitees living with
terminally ill patients with cancer, chronic obstructive airways disease, and
dementia", and Michael King and Louise Marston presented a study on: "Mortality and
Medical Care after Bereavement: A General Practice Cohort Study". More information and abstracts are available on our seminar pages.
For our Christmas Primary care Database User Group, we went back all the way the very start of primary care databases with Gillian Hall. Dr Hall, who has been involved in primary care database research from the very beginning, talked about the history of these databases, as well as guidelines and good practice when using them.
The Royal Free Hospital - picture courtesy of Paolo Margari
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