I am delighted that the abstracts accepted for presentation at the ADR19 conference are being published in this special issue of the IJPDS. Over 350 delegates from 11 different countries are attending and participating in this prestigious three-day international conference. They represent over 100 organisations from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and United States of America. We have an exciting and dynamic programme focusing on ‘public data for public good’ with dedicated streams ranging from methodological and analytical advances to the ethical, legal and social implications of administrative data use. We anticipate that the presentations will be of great interest to the delegates and will strengthen collaborations and spark new ideas. We very much hope you will enjoy this special issue.

Professor Kerina Jones
IJPDS Founding Editor-in-Chief
ADR 2019 Scientific Committee Chair

Identifying Military Veterans in a Clinical Research Database using Natural Language Processing

Daniel Leightley, Katharine M Mark, David Pernet, Dominic Murphy, Nicola T Fear, Sharon AM Stevelink
Published online: Nov 7, 2019

Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET); more than a youth policy issue

Francis Mitrou, Michele Haynes, Francisco Perales, Stephen R Zubrick, Baxter Janeen
Published online: Nov 7, 2019

Estimates of age-specific death rates and mortality risk using administrative pharmaceutical data

Shaun Purkiss, Tessa Keegel, Hassan Vally, Dennis Wollersheim
Published online: Nov 7, 2019

Incidence of drug-treated chronic diseases using administrative pharmaceutical data

Shaun Purkiss, Tessa Keegel, Hassan Vally, Dennis Wollersheim
Published online: Nov 7, 2019

Association between levodopa and ischemic heart disease

Khalid Orayj, Arron Lacey, Ashley Akbari, Mathew Smith, Owen Pickrell, Emma Lane
Published online: Nov 7, 2019

Generation Scotland - Using Electronic Health Records for Research

Archie Campbell, Rachel Edwards, David Porteous
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Association between receipt of social care and multimorbidity: evidence from a population-sized cohort in Scotland

David Henderson, Iain Atherton, Nick Bailey, Colin McCowan, Stewart Mercer
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Early-life cognitive ability and recovery from stroke

Drew Altschul, Matthew Iveson, Ian Deary
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness in the US: Could Cost Avoidance in Health Care Fund Housing Solutions?

Dennis Culhane, Kelly Doran, Maryann Schretzman, Eileen Johns, Daniela Treglia, Thomas Byrne, Stephen Metraux, Randall Kuhn
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

What happens after self-harm? An exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm

Aideen Maguire, Emma Ross, Foteini Tseliou, Denise O'Hagan, Dermot O'Reilly
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Health conditions, disability and economic inactivity in Northern Ireland. An administrative data study.

Ana Corina Miller, Dermot O’Reilly, David Wright, Foteini Tseliou, Michael Rosato, Aideen Mcguire
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Data resource description: National Cancer Registration Dataset in England

Katherine Henson, Lucy Elliss-Brookes, Victoria Coupland, Elsita Payne, Sally Vernon, Brian Rous, Jem Rashbass
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Linkage of Primary Care Prescribing Records and Pharmacy Dispensing Records in Asthma Controller Medications

Holly Tibble, Aziz Sheikh, Athanasios Tsanas, Robert Horne, Mehrdad Mizani, Colin Simpson, James Lay-Flurrie
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Data resource description: Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Dataset

Chloe Bright, Sarah Lawton, Stephen Benson, Martine Bomb, David Dodwell, Katherine Henson, Sean McPhail, Louise Miller, Jem Rashbass, Alice Turnball, Rebecca Smittenaar
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Poor mental health and uptake of disability benefits

Dermot O’Reilly, Michael Rosato, David Wright, Foteini Tseliou, Ana Corina Miller, Aideen Maguire
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Area Deprivation, Urbanicity and Severe Mental Illness – A Population-Based Linkage Study Using Routinely Collected Primary and Secondary Care Data

Sze Chim Lee, Marcos Delpozo-Banos, Keith Lloyd, Ian Jones, James TR Walters, Michael J Owen, Michael O‘Donovan, Ann John
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Automatic coding of occupation and cause-of-death records

Richard Tobin, Elaine Farrow, Claire Grover, Beatrice Alex
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Does the risk of poor mental health rise before widowhood?

Zhiqiang Feng, Chris Dibben, Dawn Everington, Lee Williamson, Gillian Raab
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Long-term outcomes of urinary tract infection (UTI) in childhood: The LUCI study

Kathryn Hughes, Rebecca Cannings-John, Hywel Jones, Fiona Lugg-Widger, Mandy Lau, Shantini Paranjothy, Nick Francis, Alastair Hay, Christopher Butler, Judith Van der Voort, Kerenza Hood
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

The Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study

Alison Sizer, Oliver Duke-Williams
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Building a research partnership between computer scientists and health service researchers for access and analysis of population-level health datasets: what are we learning?

Michael Schull, Michael Brudno, Marzyeh Ghassemi, Garth Gibson, Anna Goldenbrg, Alison Paprica, Laura Rosella, Therese Stukel, Charles Victor, Carl Virtanen
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Careers Guidance and Transitions to Further Education in Wales

Katy Huxley, Rhys Davies, Suhaer Yunus
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

The Secure Anonymised Information Linkage databank Dementia e-cohort (SAIL-DeC)

Christian Schnier, Tim Wilkinson, Chris Orton, Laura North, Ryan Rochford, Cathie Sudlow
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Do carers care for themselves? A population-based study

Foteini Tseliou, Mark Atkinson, Shantini Paranjothy, Pauline Ashfield-Watt
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

The Welsh Government Flying Start Data Linking Project

Laura Herbert, Tony Whiffen, Sarah Lowe, Craiger Solomons
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

Co-design of data collection with participants of the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study

Marjorie Johnston, Jessica Butler, Heather Clark, Louise Locock, Alison Murray, Lynn Robertson, Dorota Chapko, Phil Hannaford, Lisa Iversen, Zoe Skea, Corri Black
Published online: Nov 8, 2019

The use of Administrative Data to combat non-response

Matthew Moore, Alasdair Rutherford, Elaine Douglas, David Bell
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

Thriving, catching up or falling behind: Immigrant and refugee children’s kindergarten competencies and later academic achievement

Monique Gagné, Martin Guhn, Scott Emerson, Carly Magee, Constance Milbrath, Anne Gadermann
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

The Impact of School Exclusion on Educational Achievement: Evidence from English Administrative Data

Mark McGovern, Duncan McVicar, Dermot O’Reilly, Neil Rowland
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

Mortality of Canadian military personnel over 40 years

Elizabeth Rolland-Harris, Murray Weeks, Kristen Simkus, Linda Vantil
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

Ambient Air Pollution and Health in Northern Ireland

Neil Rowland, Mark McGovern, Duncan McVicar, Dermot O'Reilly
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

InFORM: Improving care for people who Frequently call 999: co-production of guidance through an Observational study using Routine linked data and Mixed methods

Ashrafunessa Khanom, Adrian Edwards, Bethan Edwards, Heather Hughes, Ann John, Robin Petterson, Ceri Phillips, Alison Porter, Nigel Rees, Jason Scott, Alan Watkins, Helen Snooks
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

Exploratory Research on the Health and Social Outcomes of Public Housing

Mark Smith, Aynslie Hinds, Heather Prior, Dan Chateau
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

National Therapeutic Indicators in Scotland and Financial Incentives

Sean MacBride-Stewart, Bruce Guthrie, Charis Marwick, Simon Hurding
Published online: Nov 18, 2019

Using data linkage innovation and collaboration to create a cross-sectoral data repository for Western Australia

Anna Ferrante, James Boyd, Tom Eitelhuber, Sean Randall, Adrian Brown, Max Maller, Davie Botes, Kurt Sibma
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Linking Pathology Datasets – Trials and Triumphs

Brian Stokes, Matthew Jose, Nadine Wiggins, Tim Albion
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Household Matching for the 2021 Census

Josie Plachta, Charlie Tomlin
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Defining Acute Kidney Injury Episodes

Gareth Davies, Timothy Scale, Ashley Akbari, James Chess, Ronan A Lyons
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Social services Interventions and the Mental Health and Mortality of care leavers: a population based data linkage study in Northern Ireland and Finland

Aideen Maguire, Anne Kouvonen, Dermot O'Reilly, Hanna Remes, Joonas Pitkänen, Pekka Martikainen
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Educational outcomes of children in Wales with cerebral palsy

Hywel Jones, Bethan Carter, Jackie Bethel, Verity Bennett, Sarah Rees, Ting Wang, Huw Collins, Alison Kemp
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

The safety of Waterbirth in the UK: a feasibility study of routine data linkage – The POOL Study

Fiona Lugg-Widger, Christian Barlow, Rebecca Cannings-John, Chris Gale, Rebecca Milton, Mike Robling, Julia Sanders
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Scottish Burden of Disease (SBOD) study: developments and findings of local estimates

Grant Wyper, Ian Grant, Eilidh Fletcher, Gerry McCartney, Diane Stockton
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Protocol for evaluating the impact of interventions on the future Burden of Disease in Scotland

Grant Wyper, Ian Grant, Eilidh Fletcher, Neil Anand, Neil Craig, Gerry McCartney, Diane Stockton
Published online: Nov 19, 2019

Fuel Poverty Data Linking Project

Craiger Solomons, Sarah Lowe, Josh Dixon, Tony Whiffen, Rachel Bowen, Matthew Davies, Hugo Vine
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

Using record linkage to test representativeness of an ageing cohort

Frances Burns, Mische McKelvie, Sharon Cruise, Dermot O'Reilly
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

Repeatable Research Infrastructure Enabling Administrative Data Analysis

Daniel Thayer, Muhammad Elmessary, Daniel Mallory, Pete Arnold, Michal Cichowski, Caroline Brooks, Sarah Rees, Ting Wang, Huw Collins, David Ford
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

Overcoming the misrepresentation of disease burden associated with single aggregation choropleth maps through combining information from many aggregations

Matthew Tuson, Matthew Yap, Mei Ruu Kok, Bryan Boruff, Kevin Murray, Alistair Vickery, Berwin Turlach, David Whyatt
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

Epilepsy Mortality in Wales: 2005-2017

Helen Daniels, Arron Lacey, Ashley Akbari, Rob Powell, Owen Pickrell
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

Social media engagement and health

Alisha Davies, Jiao Song, Catherine Sharp
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory Data Partnership

Lucy Griffiths, Rhodri Johnson, Linda Cusworth, Ashley Akbari, Bachar Alrouh, Stuart Bedston, Judith Harwin, Kerina Jones, Jonathan Smart, Simon Thompson, David Ford, Karen Broadhurst
Published online: Nov 21, 2019

Homelessness and health needs in Wales

Jiao Song, Charlotte Grey, Louise Woodfine, Alisha Davies
Published online: Nov 27, 2019

Born into Care: characterising newborn babies and infants in care proceedings in England and Wales

Bachar Alrouh, Karen Broadhurst, Lucy Griffiths, Rhodri Johnson, Linda Cusworth, Stuart Bedston, Ashley Akbari, Kerina Jones, David Ford
Published online: Nov 22, 2019

Quantifying multi-morbidity in an ethnically-diverse inner city population: the health burden of households

Gill Harper, Jane Lyons, Richard Fry, Ashley Akbari, Zaheer Ahmed, Ronan Lyons, Carol Dezateux, John Robson
Published online: Nov 22, 2019

GRAPHITE: Geographic Information UK Secure E-Research Platform

Richard Fry, Amy Mizen, Ashley Akbari, Simon Thompson
Published online: Nov 22, 2019

Self-harm presentation across healthcare settings by sex in young people

Amanda Marchant, Samantha Turner, Lloyd Balbuena, Evyn Peters, Dave Williams, Keith Lloyd, Ronan Lyons, Ann John
Published online: Nov 22, 2019

Understanding recurrent care proceedings: Competing risks of how mothers and fathers enter subsequent care proceedings in England

Stuart Bedston, Yang Hu, Georgia Philip, Lindsay Youansamouth, Marian Brandon, Karen Broadhurst, John Clifton
Published online: Nov 22, 2019

Healthcare resource utilisation for critical care survivors in Wales: a population-based data linkage study

Rowena Bailey, Tamas Szakmany, Richard Pugh, Ashley Akbari, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Nov 22, 2019

People with cancer living in deprived areas of Wales are more likely to have another serious condition at diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas

Dyfed Huws, Rebecca Thomas, Julie Howe, Adele Oddy, Tomos Smith, David Egan, Tamsin Long, Kelly Shiell-Davis
Published online: Nov 25, 2019

Education and health outcomes of children treated for chronic conditions

Michael Fleming, Catherine A Fitton, Markus FC Steiner, James S McLay, David Clark, Albert King, Daniel F MacKay, Jill P Pell
Published online: Nov 25, 2019

Harnessing administrative data for humanitarian responses

Karen Carter, Kate Alley, Hye Jung Han
Published online: Nov 25, 2019

Piloting a Safe Health Researcher course

Louise Corti, Deborah Wiltshire
Published online: Nov 25, 2019

Data intensive science and the public good: Results of public deliberations in British Columbia, Canada

Kimberlyn McGrail, Michael Burgess, Kieran O'Doherty, Colene Bentley, Jack Teng
Published online: Nov 26, 2019

Maternal adversity and variation in the rate of children entering local authority care during infancy in England: a longitudinal ecological study

Rachel Pearson, Matthew Jay, Linda Wijlaars, Bianca De Stavola, Stuart Bedston, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Nov 26, 2019

Developing data governance standards for using free-text data in research (TexGov)

Kerina Jones, Elizabeth Ford, Nathan Lea, Lucy Griffiths, Sharon Heys, Emma Squires
Published online: Nov 26, 2019