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Validation of the Hospital Episode Statistics Outpatient Dataset in England


  • Joanna Thorn


  • Emma Turner
  • Luke Hounsome
  • Eleanor Walsh
  • Jenny Donovan
  • Julia Verne
  • David Neal
  • Freddie Hamdy
  • Richard Martin
  • Sian Noble


The HES outpatient dataset appears reasonably valid for research, particularly following accreditation. The dataset may be a suitable alternative to collecting MR data from hospital notes within a trial, although caution should be exercised with data collected prior to accreditation. Copyright Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

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  • Joanna Thorn & Emma Turner & Luke Hounsome & Eleanor Walsh & Jenny Donovan & Julia Verne & David Neal & Freddie Hamdy & Richard Martin & Sian Noble, 2016. "Validation of the Hospital Episode Statistics Outpatient Dataset in England," PharmacoEconomics, Springer, vol. 34(2), pages 161-168, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:pharme:v:34:y:2016:i:2:p:161-168
    DOI: 10.1007/s40273-015-0326-3

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    1. Elsa Marques & Sian Noble & Ashley W. Blom & William Hollingworth, 2014. "Disclosing Total Waiting Times For Joint Replacement: Evidence From The English Nhs Using Linked Hes Data," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(7), pages 806-820, July.
    2. James Gaughan & Anne Mason & Andrew Street & Padraic Ward, 2012. "English Hospitals Can Improve Their Use of Resources: An Analysis of Costs and Length of Stay for Ten Treatments," Working Papers 078cherp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
    3. Joanna Thorn & Joanna Coast & David Cohen & William Hollingworth & Martin Knapp & Sian Noble & Colin Ridyard & Sarah Wordsworth & Dyfrig Hughes, 2013. "Resource-Use Measurement Based on Patient Recall: Issues and Challenges for Economic Evaluation," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 155-161, June.
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