Generalisability of The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database: demographics, chronic disease prevalence and mortality rates.

@article{Blak2011GeneralisabilityOT,
  title={Generalisability of The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database: demographics, chronic disease prevalence and mortality rates.},
  author={Betina T. Blak and M. Thompson and Hassy Dattani and Alison Bourke},
  journal={Informatics in primary care},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={251-5}
}
INTRODUCTION The degree of generalisability of patient databases to the general population is important for interpreting database research. This report describes the representativeness of The Health Improvement Network (THIN), a UK primary care database, of the UK population. METHODS Demographics, deprivation (Townsend), Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) condition prevalence and deaths from THIN were compared with national statistical and QOF 2006/2007 data. RESULTS Demographics were… CONTINUE READING
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