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

BLOG POST: missing data in electronic health records

Cathy Welch has written a post for the PCPH blog on handling missing data in longitudinal clinical databases. See also: our missing data in electronic health records page.

Published 04/07/2014

SHORT COURSES: short courses on primary care databases and missing data will run in November 

We are running two short courses in November: one on primary care databases and one on missing data. For more information, and to request notification by email when registration opens, see our short courses page.

Published 04/07/2014

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.

Published 04/07/2014

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.

Published 09/06/2014

BLOG POST: smoker, ex-smoker or non-smoker

Louise Marston has written a post for the PCPH blog on the validity of routinely recorded smoking status in UK primary care.

Published 08/05/2014

Royal Free Hospital

  The Royal Free Hospital - picture courtesy of Paolo Margari

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