publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Outputs and Growth of Primary Care Databases in the United Kingdom: Bibliometric Analysis

Chaudhry, Zain; Mannan, Fahmida; Gibson-White, Angela; Syed, Usama; Ahmed, Shirin; Kousoulis, Antonis; Majeed, Azeem;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background: Electronic health database (EHD) data is increasingly used by researchers. The major United Kingdom EHDs are the ‘Clinical Practice Research Datalink’ (CPRD), ‘The Health Improvement Network’ (THIN) and ‘QResearch’. Over time, outputs from these databases have increased, but have not been evaluated. Objective: This study compares research outputs from CPRD, THIN and QResearch assessing growth and publication outputs over a 10-year period (2004-2013). CPRD was also reviewed separately over 20 years as a case study. Methods:  Publications from CPRD and QResearch were extracted using the Science Citation Index (SCI) of the Thomson Scientific Institute f...
free text keywords: Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Computer Science Applications, Scientific method, Science Citation Index, Clinical Practice, Database, computer.software_genre, computer, Primary care, Health improvement, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pharmacoepidemiology, National health service, business.industry, business, Primary Health Care, Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics, R858-859.7
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