New project explores how administrative data can be used to improve health in Scotland

A new project led by the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit’s Dr Emily Tweed and Professor Peter Craig, will explore cross-sectoral administrative data and linkage with a focus on socioeconomic and other inequalities, intending to address barriers to, and strengthen, the use of such data in public health practice and research.

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The 9-month project, Unlocking data to inform public health policy and practice: decision-maker perspectives on the use of cross-sectoral data as part of a whole-systems approach, was awarded over £140,000 through NIHR’s Public Health Research Programme.

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First published: 28 June 2018