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Using linked administrative data: Hospital episodes statistics linked with the CLS Birth Cohorts

06 December 2022, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Hospital patient in bed. Credit: Unsplash.

Join this event to hear about the possibilities of using the CLS cohort studies for health research.

This event is free.

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Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) dataset has been linked to the CLS Cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar, the speakers will focus on what is included in these linked datasets, how to access them and how to analyse the data.

The Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) was linked to four of CLS’ cohort studies: the National Child Development Survey (NCDS), the British Cohort Study (BCS70), the Next Steps study and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). The data is made available through the UKDS.

This webinar will cover consent to and linkage of health records, data content and structure, disclosure control, available documentation and resources, data access, and guidance on how to analyse the data. There will be the opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Linkage of HES data provides the opportunity for the analysis of health variables which are not measured (or only measured crudely) in the survey data. Potential analyses could include exploring socioeconomic disparities in a variety of diseases and conditions or investigating life course risk factors for hospitalisation from certain causes.


The event will be particularly useful for researchers. 

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