Linking health and education data to plan and evaluate services for children
Archives of Disease in Childhood
BMJ Publishing Group
In this leading article, we report on the first area-based linkage in England between mental health, hospital and school data, covering a total population of 1.25 million. We describe this resource, give examples of how it is being used to improve public services for children, and discuss what is needed to implement this approach more widely across the UK.
This paper represents independent research part funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. Other funders include Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the Maudsley Charity (BRC 201110035). Dr Downs is supported by an Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship (MR/L017105/1). Dr Hayes was funded by an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship (MR/J01219X/1). Professor Hotopf is a NIHR Senior Investigator. Professor Gilbert is a member of the Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research, London (MRC grant numbers: London MR/K006584/1)
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Vol. 102, pp. 599 - 602
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