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  • Release date: 31 January 2014
The aim of the three projects was to demonstrate the value that data linking can add in terms of developing a far richer evidence base to support policy development and evaluation.

Also to provide a suite of reports exploring how ambitious we could be in seeking to maximise the use of existing data for Wales.

Flying Start

Release date: 31 January 2014

This project linked multiple health data sets with the National Pupil Database and flagged households containing an eligible child (0-3 years). As well as a set of control cases, in order to identify any differences in health and educational outcomes for Flying Start families compared with the ‘Next Most Deprived’ families.

Journey mapping for patients with multiple chronic health conditions

Release date: 6 December 2013

This project selected a set of patients with chronic conditions (stroke, diabetes) and linked multiple health data sets in order to attempt to identify groups of patients with similar treatment ‘pathways’ in order to inform policy.

Examining fuel poverty using Home Energy Efficiency Data and routinely collected health data

Release date: 6 December 2013

This project linked Home Energy Efficiency Data to multiple health data sets in order to identify any differences in health outcomes for residents before and after the implementation of home energy efficiency interventions.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6229
Email: sarah.lowe@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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