Centre for Epidemiology Seminar – Dr Rosa Parisi – ‘Using routinely collected data to investigate epidemiological research questions: An application on psoriasis and risk of alcohol-related mortality’
|Starts:||13:00 10 Apr 2019|
|Ends:||14:00 10 Apr 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Rosa Parisi|
Using routinely collected data to investigate epidemiological research questions: An application on psoriasis and risk of alcohol-related mortality.
Electronic health record databases are increasingly used by researchers to investigate epidemiological research questions. UK holds some of the largest and richest primary care records databases in the world, the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). This contains the medical history of millions of patients visiting GP practices in the UK. I will summarise the main characteristics of the database, including its advantages and limitations, challenges researchers need to face when dealing with these types of complex data. I will also present an application on psoriasis and risk of alcohol-related mortality.
People diagnosed with psoriasis have an increased risk of premature mortality, but the underlying reasons for this mortality gap are unclear. Our aim was to investigate whether psoriasis patients have an elevated risk of alcohol-related mortality by conducting a population-based cohort study. For this study, we used 398 general practices in England, contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, with linkage to Hospital Episode Statistics and Office for National Statistics mortality records. Findings showed that people with psoriasis have a sixty percent greater risk of dying due to alcohol-related causes, compared to peers of the same age and gender in the general population.
Dr Rosa Parisi
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, School of Health Sciences
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