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Introduction to Hospital Episode Statistics

21 October 2021–22 October 2021, 9:55 am–3:30 pm

21 - 22 October 2021 – 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.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Sold out

Organiser

ICH Events

PLEASE NOTE: This course is now fully booked; if you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact the ICH Events Team at ich.events@ucl.ac.uk

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. 

The course consists of a mixture of lectures and practicals for which you will use Stata software to clean and analyse HES data. Please ensure you have the Stata software downloaded on your computer to be able to follow talks and practice sessions.

This course will be delivered online. 

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.

Topics covered
  • 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 data
  • How to apply for HES data
  • An introduction to other hospital databases in the UK
Outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • 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
Fees and Registration

Fees:

£70 Student 

£170 Public Sector 

£470 Private Sector 

PLEASE NOTE: This course is now fully booked; if you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact the ICH Events Team at ich.events@ucl.ac.uk