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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Free Hospital - picture courtesy of Paolo Margari
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