Welcome to the inaugural edition of the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS). This edition has been entirely dedicated to publication of the proceedings of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) 2016 conference.

While the potential for this new journal is varied and exciting, this focussed edition provides access to the wonderful contributions from over 300 different presenters at the conference, attended by almost 600 delegates over the three days of the event.  On this occasion, this biennial conference was held in Swansea (Wales, UK) in the magnificent new facilities provided by Swansea University’s new beachside Bay Campus.  Attended by delegates from over 35 countries and with presentations covering the whole gamut of specialisms and interest areas relevant to this new and evolving branch of science, the 2016 conference marked a significant step forward in the development of the IPDLN, and provided a unique opportunity to showcase the initiatives, advances and achievements of data linkage centres across the world.

The IPDLN has always had sharing best practice and building fruitful collaborations at its heart, and we believe the 2016 conference did a magnificent job in both respects.  Through the publication of these proceedings, we hope that the papers given at the event will be immortalised in a way that allows them to be revisited and referred to well into the future, by being made available to a far wider audience than were able to attend the event. We hope you find the content of this issue interesting and relevant, and that it will encourage you to submit your work to the IJPDS, to become more deeply involved in this important new science, to join the IPDLN and hopefully to attend the next IPDLN conference, which will be held in Banff, Canada in 2018.

I also hope you will be a regular reader of this new journal, which under a strong editorial team, is soon to be the go-to journal for all things of importance in population data science.

With my very best wishes,

Professor David V Ford
IPDLN Director 2015 - 17
IJPDS Executive Director

Political and Policy Arguments for Integrated Data

Adalsteinn D Brown, Andrew S Boozary, David Henry, Greg Marchildon, Michael Schull
Published online: Apr 12, 2017

Effect of an Intensive Multi-Modal Intervention for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on Equity in Children’s Health and Educational Outcomes

Mark Smith, Dan Chateau, Jennifer Enns, Jason Randall, James Bolton, Laurence Katz, Elaine Burland, Alan Katz, Marni Brownell, Collette Raymond
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Observational Data Exploration Via Online Tool For For Drugs and Cancer Risk

Usman Iqbal, Phung Anh Nguyen, Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Wen-Shan Jian, Yu-Chuan Jack Li
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Using Canadian data linkage to investigate the socioeconomic patterning of hospital burden for childbirth

Sarah M. Mah, Claudia Sanmartin, Michelle Rotermann, Saeeda Khan, Sam Harper, Nancy A. Ross
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Effect of short interdelivery interval between the first and second pregnancies in adolescence on low birth weight.

Claudia Vieira, Claudia Coeli, Fernanda Aguiar, Kenneth Camargo, Jr., Rejane Pinheiro, Patricia Flores
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Linkage of health insurance data to the Netherlands Twin Register

Gerard van Grootheest, Adelaide Ariel, Tina Glasner, Bep Verkerk, Toos van Beijsterveldt, Jan van der Laan, Mark de Groot, Sipke Visser, Bart Bakker, Dorret Boomsma
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Assessment of morbidity and fatal outcomes of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Scotland

Grant Wyper, Samantha Alvarez-Madrazo, Kim Kavanagh, Martin Denvir, Marion Bennie
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

The seasonality and effects of temperature and rainfall on Campylobacter infections

Abdelmajid Djennad, Gordon Nichols, Gianni Loiacono, Lora Fleming, Anthony Kessel, Sari Kovats, Iain Lake, Christophe Sarran, Richard Elson, Christopher Lane, Christophe Hoeser, Trevor Bailey
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

The other side of the coin: harm due to the non-use of health-related data

Kerina Jones, Graeme Laurie, Leslie Stevens, Christine Dobbs, David Ford, Nathan Lea
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Methods of defining hypertension in electronic medical records: validation against national survey data

Mingkai Peng, Guanmin Chen, Gilaad Kaplan, Lisa Lix, Neil Drummond, Kelsey Lucyk, Stephanie Garies, Mark Lowerison, Samuel Weibe, Hude Quan
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Linking education and health data to examine the characteristics of children prescribed antipsychotic medication.

Sinead Brophy, Jonathan Kennedy, Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez, Ann John, Robert Potter, Linehan Christine, Michael Kerr
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Impact of mindfulness for people with arthritis

Sinead Brophy, Roxanne Cooksey, Jonathan Kennedy, Helen Davies
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Child Injury: Does home matter?

Cate Cameron, Jodie Osborne, Tamzyn Davey, Anneliese Spinks, Neil Sipe, Rod McClure
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Record linkage improves assessment of interpregnancy interval (IPI)

Christine Roberts, Charles S. Algert, Tanya A. Nippita, Jonathan M. Morris, Jane B. Ford
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Emergency department attendance after telephone triage

Amy Gibson, Deborah Randall, Duong Tran, Mary Byrne, Anthony Lawler, Alys Havard, Maureen Robinson, Louisa Jorm
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Development of data-driven framework for automatically identifying patient cohorts from linked electronic health records

Fabiola Fernández-Gutiérrez, Jonathan Kennedy, Roxanne Cooksey, Mark Atkinson, Ernest Choy, Sinead Brophy, Shang-Ming Zhou
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Using linked records to improve National estimates of hospital admissions for coronary heart disease (CHD)

Derrick Lopez, Lee Nedkoff, Michael Hobbs, Tom Briffa, David Preen, Jane Heyworth, Frank Sanfilippo
Published online: Apr 13, 2017

Privacy-Preserving Record Linkage: An international collaboration between Canada, Australia and Wales

Conrad Pow, Karey Iron, James Boyd, Adrian Brown, Simon Thompson, Nelson Chong, Charlotte Ma
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Predicting who applies to Public Housing using Linked Administrative Data

Aynslie Hinds, Brian Bechtel, Jino Distasio, Leslie L Roos, Lisa Lix
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Measuring precision for deterministic and probabilistic record linkage

Bindi Kindermann, James Chipperfield, Noel Hansen, Peter Rossiter, Jeffrey Wright
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

How sick is Austria? – A decision support framework for different evaluations of the burden of disease within the Austrian population based on different data sources

Barbara Glock, Florian Endel, Gottfried Endel, Klaudia Sandholzer, Niki Popper, Christoph Rinner, Georg Duftschmid, Peter Filzmoser, Mehmet Can Mert, Jürgen Holl, Michael Wagner-Pinter
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

The Housing Regeneration and Health Study

Sarah Rodgers, Rhodri Johnson, Rowena Bailey, Frank Dunstan, Wouter Poortinga, Damon Berridge, Robert Smith, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Quantifying the fatal and non-fatal burden of Stroke and its modifiable determinants using routine Scottish healthcare datasets

Grant Wyper, Ian Grant, Elaine Tod, Margaret McFadden, Oscar Mesalles-Naranjo, Neil Craig, Richard Dobbie, Colin Fischbacher, Gerard McCartney, Diane Stockton
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

CanIMPACT: Understanding complexities, variation, and disparities in the breast cancer care continuum in Five Canadian provinces using administrative data

Patti Groome, Marcy Winget, Li Jiang, Kathleen Decker, Cynthia Kendell, Monika Krzyzanowska, Dongdong Li, Aisha Lofters, Mary L McBride, Nicole Mittmann, Rahim Moineddin, Geoff Porter, Donna Turner, Robin Urquhart, Eva Grunfeld
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Differences in the breast cancer diagnostic process across stage groups in Ontario, Canada

Patti Groome, Marlo Whitehead, Li Jiang, Julie Gilbert, Eva Grunfeld, Hugh Langley, Aisha Lofters, Rahim Moineddin, Geoff Porter
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

The Health and Economic Impacts of Structural Energy Performance Investments in Wales: An Evaluation of the Arbed Programme

Rhodri Johnson, Sarah Rodgers, Alan Watkins, Wouter Poortinga, Charlotte Grey, Shiyu Jiang, Pippa Anderson, Ronan A Lyons
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

No Strings Attached: Evaluating an Unconditional Prenatal Income Supplement Using Linked Administrative Data

Marni Brownell, Mariette Chartier, Nathan Nickel, Dan Chateau, Joykrishna Sarkar, Elaine Burland, Doug Jutte, Carole Taylor, Rob Santos, Alan Katz
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Viral aetiology of acute lower respiratory infections in a birth cohort of Western Australian children

Faye Janice Lim, Hannah C. Moore, Parveen Fathima, Christopher C. Blyth, Nicholas de Klerk
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Linking the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register to population-based perinatal datasets to assess coverage in at-risk groups

Hannah Moore, Lisa McCallum, Parveen Fathima, Nicholas de Klerk, Bette Liu, Tom Snelling, Christopher Blyth, Peter McIntyre, Heather Gidding
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

How do you measure up? Methods to assess linkage quality

Anna Ferrante, James Boyd, Sean Randall, Adrian Brown, James Semmens
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Implementing privacy-preserving record linkage: welcome to the real world

James Boyd, Anna Ferrante, Adrian Brown, Sean Randall, James Semmens
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Variations in antibiotic use for respiratory tract infections

Rachel Mckay, Michael Law, Kimberlyn McGrail, David Patrick
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Born a bit too early: A study of early planned birth and child development at school age

Jason Bentley, Christine Roberts, Jenny Bowen, Andrew Martin, Jonathan Morris, Natasha Nassar
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

How do you interpret a billion primary care records?

Martin Heaven, Laura McGinn, Sarah Lowe, Kerry Bailey, Ronan Anthony Lyons
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

A review of a standards-based set of information security practices applied in Data Linkage Centers

Márcia Elizabeth Marinho Da Silva, Kenneth Camargo, Jr., Rejane Pinheiro, Claudia Coeli
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Using consented health record linkage in a longitudinal cohort study

Karen Tingay, Ashley Akbari, Amrita Bandyopadhyay, Helen Bedford, Sinead Brophy, Mario Cortina Borja, Emla Fitzsimons, Lucy Griffiths, Melanie Healy, Jon Johnson, Efrosini Setakis, Suzanne Walton, Carol Dezateux, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Identifying superusers of health services with mental health and addiction problems: Putting the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research into action

Jacqueline Quail, Joelle Schaefer, Cory Neudorf, Maureen Anderson, Valerie McLeod, Tania Lafontaine, Judy Pelly, Marilyn Baetz, Margaret Baker, Gary Teare, Nazeem Muhajarine
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Collateral benefits: Unintended consequences of the Roots of Empathy program

Randy Fransoo, Mariette Chartier, Nathan Nickel, Yao Nie, Marni Brownell
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Record linkage augments cancer ascertainment in HIV cohorts in South Africa

Mazvita Sengayi, Adrian Spörri, Eliane Rohner, Michael Vinikoor, Hans Prozesky, Andrew Boulle, Matthias Egger, Julia Bohlius
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Identifying superusers of health services with mental health and addiction problems

Jacqueline Quail, Maureen Anderson, Meric Osman, Claire de Oliveira, Walter Wodchis, Nazeem Muhajarine, Kathie Pruden Nansel, Valerie McLeod, Marilyn Baetz, Gary Teare, Tania Lafontaine, Judy Pelly, Joelle Schaefer, Margaret Baker, Cory Neudorf
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Abuse and neglect in children with disabilities: risk varies by type of disability

Miriam Maclean, Scott Sims, Melanie Hansen, Helen Leonard, Jenny Bourke, Carol Bower, Melissa O'Donnell
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Are There Long-term Academic Benefits of Full-Day Kindergarten? A Population-Based Analysis

Marni Brownell, Nathan Nickel, Dan Chateau, Carole Taylor, Leah Crockett, Alan Katz, Joykrishna Sarkar, Elaine Burland
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Evaluating the Completness of Physician Billing Claims: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Lisa Lix, John Paul Kuwornu, George Kephart, Khokan Sikdar, Mark Smith, Kristine Kroeker, Hude Quan
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Alcohol-related injury admission trends in adolescents: A comparison between Western Australia and England

Melissa O'Donnell, Scott Sims, Miriam Maclean, Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Ruth Gilbert, Fiona Stanley
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Colonoscopy resource availability and colonoscopy utilization in Ontario, Canada

Colleen Webber, Jennifer Flemming, Richard Birtwhistle, Mark Rosenberg, Patti Groome
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Determining breast cancer recurrence following completion of active treatment: A novel approach using linked administrative health data

David Preen, Anna Kemp-Casey, Elizabeth Roughead, Derrick Lopez, Max Bulsara, Frances Boyle, Christobel Saunders
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Wait times and patterns of care in the colorectal cancer diagnostic interval

Colleen Webber, Jennifer Flemming, Richard Birtwhistle, Mark Rosenberg, Patti Groome
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Conducting Population Health Intervention Research using Linked Databases: An Evaluation of Home Visiting Programs for At-Risk Families

Mariette Chartier, Marni Brownell, Mike Isaac, Dan Chateau, Nathan Nickel, Joykrishna Sarkar, Elaine Burland, Alan Katz
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Educational outcomes are predictive of mental health diagnoses in adolescence

Janice Wong, Janet Fletcher, Rebecca Glauert, Melissa O'Donnell, Donna Bayliss
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Population-based estimates of the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in Australia

Heather Gidding, Hannah Moore, Lisa McCallum, Parveen Fathima, Thomas Snelling, Nicholas de Klerk, Peter McIntyre
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Design and evaluation of probabilistic record linkage methods supporting the Brazilian 100-million cohort initiative.

Robespierre Pita, Clicia Pinto, Marcos Barreto, Samila Sena, Rosemeire Fiaccone, Leila Amorim, Mauricio Barreto
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Assessing mental health outcomes for residents of supported accommodation services

Scott Sims, Fernando Lima, Michael Moltoni, Amanda Harrison, Rebecca Glauert
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Unified health database creation: 125 million brazilian cohort from information systems of hospital, outpatient, births, notifications and mortalities

Ramon Pereira, Leonardo Dias, Juliano Ávila, Núbia Santos, Eli Iola Gurgel, Mariangela Leal Cherchiglia, Francisco AcÚrcio, Afonso Reis, Wagner Meira, Junior, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Junior
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

PEAC Events: identification of Predictable, Expensive, Avoidable, and Cardinal events within a learning health system.

David Whyatt, Matthew Yap, Matthew Tuson, Mei Ruu Kok, Berwin Turlach, Bryan Boruff, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Alistair Vickery
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Data visualisation to support decision making and equitable healthcare service provision.

David Whyatt, Mei Ruu Kok, Matthew Yap, Matthew Tuson, Bryan Boruff, Berwin Turlach
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

#BritainBreathing: Codesigned citizen science to map seasonal allergy symptoms across the UK

Lamiece Hassan, Sheena Cruikshank, Markel Vigo, Caroline Jay, Indira McClean, Andy Brass
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

CHERISH: Understanding Suicide Clusters tHrough ExploRIng Self Harm behaviours

Marcos Delpozo-Banos, Keith Hawton, David Gunnel, Keith Lloyd, Jonathan Scourfield, Michael Dennis, Ann John
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Adherence and persistence of subcutaneous biologics delivered through homecare services to a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Samantha Alvarez-Madrazo, Kim Kavanagh, Yvonne Semple, Norman Lannigan, Kevin Milne, Brian Godman, Alessandra Maciel Almeida, Francisco Assis Acurcio, Stefan Siebert, Marion Bennie
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Linkage of health care claims data and apps data: The ADVOCATE oral health care dashboard

Frank Gabel, Karen O’hanlon, Pamela Brankin, Robert Bryce, Anna-Lena Trescher, Christian Haux, Helen Whelton, Geert van der Heijden, Stefan Listl
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

IMECCHI-DATANETWORK: empowering knowledge generation through international data network

Marie Annick Le Pogam, Amy Metcalf, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Phil Hider, Alka Patel, Hongsoo Kim, Emanuele Carlini, Raffaele Perego, Hude Quan, Rosa Gini
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Disclosure and Data Linkage

Andrew Turner, Madeleine Murtagh, Paul Burton
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Qualitative content analysis for international comparison of data usage agreements

Christian Haux, Frank` Gabel, Anna-Lena Trescher, Helen Whelton, Geert van der Heijden, Stefan Listl, Petra Knaup-Gregori
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Local variation in the use of out-of-home care in England: analysis of linked administrative data

Louise McGrath-Lone, Katie Harron, Lorraine Dearden, Bilal Nasim, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Linking Hospital and Tax data to support research on the economic impacts of hospitalization

Claudia Sanmartin, Alexander Reicker, Allan Garland, Theodore Iwashyna, Randy Fransoo, Damon Scales, Hannah Wunsch, Evelyn Forget, Hanqing Qiu
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Assessing the accuracy of probabilistic record linkage of social and health databases in the 100 million Brazilian cohort

Marcos Barreto, André Alves, Samila Sena, Rosemeire Fiaccone, Leila Amorim, Maria Yuri Ichihara, Mauricio Barreto
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Can censoring of research outputs be automated to ensure robust data protection?

Michael Nicholas, Chris Davies, Kelly Nock, Kerry Bailey, Craig Barker, Luke Player, Helen Thomas
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

The ELAStiC (Electronic Longitudinal Alcohol Study in Communities) project

Ashley Akbari, Ronan Lyons, Damon Berridge, John Gallacher, John MacLeod, Jon Heron, Matthew Hickman, Liam Mahedy, Mark Bellis, David Fone, Shantini Paranjothy, Laszlo Trefan, Annette Evans, Frank Dunstan, Karen Tingay, Amrita Bandyopadhyay, Vanessa Gross, Yu-Chiao Wang, Simon Moore
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Data linkage in social care: a pilot project

Alison Orrell, Martin Heaven, Diane Seddon, Catherine Robinson
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Clinical Validation of the UKMS Register Minimal Dataset utilising Natural Language Processing

Rod Middleton, Ashley Akbari, Hazel Lockhart-Jones, Jemma Jones, Charlotte Owen, Stella Hughes, Richard Gain, David Ford
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Privacy protected text analysis in DataSHIELD

Rebecca Wilson, Oliver Butters, Demetris Avraam, Andrew Turner, Paul Burton
Published online: Apr 18, 2017

Privacy protected graphical functionality in DataSHIELD

Demetris Avraam, Amadou Gaye, Julia Isaeva, Thomas Burton, Rebecca Wilson, Andrew Turner, Paul Burton
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Data linkage and statistical modelling to provide stratified risk assessment for HAI

Kim Kavanagh, Jiafeng Pan, Chris Robertson, Marion Bennie, Charis Marwick, Colin McCowan
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Analysing the daily, weekly and yearly cycles of births and their implications for the NHS using linked data

Gill Harper, Alison MacFarlane, Nirupa Dattani, Miranda Dodwell, Rod Gibson, Mario Cortina, Peter Martin
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Disseminating findings from the Data Analysis with Privacy Protection for Epidemiological Research (DAPPER) workshop

Rebecca Wilson, Paul Burton, Innes Asher, Kim Carter, Adriana Castelli, David Cumin, Chris Evelo, Lesley Stewart, Kelvin Tsoi, Emma White
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Patient Engagement as a Component of a Learning Healthcare System: A case study using small area rate variation research in Nova Scotia, Canada

Adrian Levy, George Kephart, Laura Dowling, Jonathan Dyer, Frederick Burge, Frank Atherton, Adrian MacKenzie, Leslie Anne, Juergen Krause, Ted McDonald
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Linked Data Paves the Way to Improved Health Care

Michael Gaucher, Britta Nielsen, Katerina Gapanenko
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Realising the potential of linked data in healthcare performance assessment efforts in New South Wales, Australia

Kim Sutherland, Christopher Papadopoulos, Sadaf Marashi-Pour, Huei-Yang Chen, Jean-Frédéric Lévesque
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Investigating antimicrobial prescribing pattern before the development of CDI using data linkage

Jiafeng Pan, Kim Kavanagh, Charis Marwick, Camilla Wuiff, Peter Davey, Scott Bryson, Chris Robertson, Marion Bennie
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Involving People with Lived Experience of Homelessness in Electronic Health Records Research

Serena Luchenski, Sharon Clint, Rob Aldridge, Andrew Hayward, Nick Maguire, Alistair Story, Nigel Hewett
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Combining deterministic and probabilistic matching to reduce data linkage errors in hospital administrative data

Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Katie Harron, Rob Aldridge, Bo Fu, Efrosini Setakis, Harvey Goldstein, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Public attitudes to data linkage and sharing

Joanne Given, Elizabeth Nelson, Frances Kane, Helen Dolk, Gillian Robinson
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Trends in prevalence, incidence, health system use and cost by persons with dementia in Ontario from 2004 and 2013: a population-based study

Susan Bronskill, Jun Guan, Marian Vermeulen, Erika Yates, Ryan Ng, Xuesong Wang, Jennifer Walker, Colleen Maxwell
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Looked after children and access to dental services and oral health in Scotland: a national data-linkage study (LAC-DENTAL)

Alex McMahon, Katharine Sharpe, Lorna Macpherson, Rachael Wood, Graham Connelly, Ian Milligan, Philip Wilson, Albert King, Lawrie Elliott, David Conway
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Mortality rates in people with intellectual disabilities

Rachael Williams, Jessie Oyinlola, Pauline Heslop, Gyles Glover
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Cancer recording in patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care and hospital admission data

Rachael Williams, Arlene Gallagher, Tjeerd van Staa, Tarek Hammad, Bert Leufkens, Frank de Vries
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

The healthcare costs of heart failure during the last five years of life: A retrospective cohort study

William Hollingworth, Mousumi Biswas, Rachel Maishman, Mark Dayer, Theresa McDonagh, Sarah Purdy, Barnaby Reeves, Chris Rogers, Rachael Williams, Maria Pufulete
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Automated de-identification of clinical free-text

Azad Dehghan, Tom Liptrot, Catherine O’hara, Matthew Barker-Hewitt, Daniel Tibble, Goran Nenadic
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Monitoring medication uptake in difficult asthma – qualitative analysis

Debbie Anderson, Anne Boyter, Sean MacBride-Stewart, Douglas Cowan, Christine Bucknall
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Codifying unstructured data: A Natural Language Processing approach to extract rich data from clinical letters

Arron Lacey, Jane Lyons, Ashley Akbari, Samantha L Turner, Angharad M Walters, Beata Fonferko-Shadrach, Owen Pickrell, Mark I Rees, Ronan A Lyons, David V Ford, Rod M Middleton
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Identification and validation of myocardial infarction and stroke outcomes at scale in UK Biobank

Christian Schnier, Spiros Denaxas, Rosalind Eggo, Riyaz Patel, Qiuli Zhang, Rebecca Woodfield, Robin Flaig, Harry Hemingway, Cathie Sudlow
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Creating a platform for collaborative genomic research

Mark Smithson, James Frost, Julie Williams, Rebecca Simms, Elisa Majounie, Christine Kitchen, Nandini Badarinarayan, Andrew Moreton, Nicola Denning, Christian Bannister
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Linking strategies and biases when matching cohorts to the National Pupil Database.

Johnny Downs, Efrosini Setakis, Tarek Mostafa, Richard Hayes, Matthew Hotopf, Tamsin Ford, Ruth Gilbert
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Social Housing and Health in Manitoba

Mark Smith, Greg Finlayson, Patricia Martens, Jim Dunn, Heather Prior, Carole Taylor, Ruth-Ann Soodeen, Aynslie Hinds, Charles Burchill, Wendy Guenette
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Obtaining structured clinical data from unstructured data using natural language processing software

Arron S Lacey, Beata Fonferko-Shadrach, Ronan A Lyons, Mike P Kerr, David V Ford, Mark I Rees, Owen W Pickrell
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Midlife and late-life blood pressure and vascular dementia: a population based observational study

Mingkai Peng, Guanmin Chen, Karen Tange, Norman Campbell, Eric Smith, Peter Faris, Hude Quan
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Harnessing multiple data sources to good program planning for Rural US Veterans

Teresa Hudson, Alyson Littman, Mary Bollinger, Edwin Wong, Karen Drummond, Erin Finley, Traci Abraham, Jeffrey Pyne, John Fortney
Published online: Apr 19, 2017

Reusable, set-based selection algorithm for matched control groups

Daniel Thayer, John W Gregory, Liv Kosnes, Damon Berridge, Martin L Heaven, David V Ford, Keith Lloyd, Ann John
Published online: Apr 19, 2017