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Analysing Patient-Level Data using Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)


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This course offers a unique opportunity to learn about how to make the most of NHS England Data, including Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS), and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). By taking part in practical exercises, participants will have the chance to gain hands-on experience with the data. Real-life examples will demonstrate how this data can be used for research purposes. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have the skills needed to effectively manage and analyze these datasets, transforming raw data into valuable insights.

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Rita Santos
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Led by experienced academics with vast experience in using NHS England data, this intensive workshop introduces participants to the nitty-gritty of managing and analysing NHS England data. The course covers the basics of handling these large datasets through lectures, practical exercises, and real-life examples. By the end of the workshop, participants gain a solid understanding of how to work with HES data effectively, understand the complexities of NHS England datasets, and grasp the importance of a structured approach to handling HES, ECDS, and PROMs.

This comprehensive course teaches participants essential skills, such as understanding, managing, and manipulating NHS England data, analysing key variables like waiting times and length of stay, and examining individual patient records. Participants also learn to link inpatient data to outpatient data and emergency care data (ECDS) and analyse cost data.

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03/06/202405/06/20240[Read More]