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Introduction to Hospital Episode Statistics

9:15 am, 13 June 2019 to 1:30 pm, 14 June 2019

13 - 14 June 2019 Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is the national hospital admission database for England, which is increasingly being used for research, clinical outcomes monitoring, and public health and service planning. This course will provide you with an understanding of how HES data are collected and coded, their structure, and how to clean and analyse HES data. This course is now fully booked; if you wish to be added to the waiting list please e-mail ich.events@ucl.ac.uk.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Sold out

Organiser

ICH Events
+44 (0) 207 905 2204

Location

Wolfson Centre
43 Mecklenburgh Square
London
WC1N 2AJ
United Kingdom

 

Details

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is the national hospital admission database for England, which is increasingly being used for research, clinical outcomes monitoring, and public health and service planning. This course will provide you with an understanding of how HES data are collected and coded, their structure, and how to clean and analyse HES data.

A key focus will be on developing an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of HES, how inconsistencies arise, and approaches to deal with these. You will also learn how to ensure patients’ anonymity and confidentiality when working with HES. The course consists of a mixture of lectures and practicals for which you will use Stata software to clean and analyse HES data.

The course covers:

  • HES data collection and coding
  • HES data structure
  • How to clean and manage HES data
  • How to ensure anonymity and confidentiality
  • How to carry out basic analyses using HES data
  • Sources of variation in HES How to apply for HES data
  • An introduction to other hospital databases in the UK

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand how and why HES data are collected
  • Be aware of the strength and weaknesses of using HES data for research
  • Be able to implement basic cleaning, management and analysis tasks using HES data
  • Know how to ensure anonymity and confidentiality when using HES

Who should attend:

The course is for researchers and data analysts in academia, government and private sector at all levels who are using or planning to use HES for their work.

Participants will write and execute programmes in Stata during the practical sessions. Previous experience of programming in Stata, R or SAS will therefore be helpful, but Stata code and instructions will be provided to all participants. There are no pre-requisites for the lectures.

Speakers

Course Director:

  • Dr Pia Hardelid, Lecturer, UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health
Fees

£100 Student
£200 Public Sector
£500 Private Sector 

Registration

This course is now fully booked; if you wish to be added to the waiting list please e-mail ich.events@ucl.ac.uk.  

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the start of the event and will be subject to an administration charge of 20% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refunds will be made within two weeks of the course date. 

ICH Events reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of the registration fee only. ICH Events will not be liable for any additional incurred costs (including but not limited to travel, accommodation, visa, etc.).

No liability is assumed by ICH Events for changes in programme date, content, speakers or venue. 

Any refund will be made by us to you within 30 days of your cancellation and be paid to you in the same way as you paid for your order.