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Cohort profile: prescriptions dispensed in the community linked to the national cancer registry in England

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, July 2018
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Title
Cohort profile: prescriptions dispensed in the community linked to the national cancer registry in England
Published in
BMJ Open, July 2018
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020980
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Authors

Katherine E Henson, Rachael Brock, Brian Shand, Victoria H Coupland, Lucy Elliss-Brookes, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Philip Godfrey, Abigail Haigh, Kelvin Hunter, Martin G McCabe, Graham Mitchell, Nina Monckton, Robert Robson, Thomas Round, Kwok Wong, Jem Rashbass

Abstract

The linked prescriptions cancer registry data resource was set up to extend our understanding of the pathway for patients with cancer past secondary care into the community, to ultimately improve patient outcomes. The linked prescriptions cancer registry data resource is currently available for April to July 2015, for all patients diagnosed with cancer in England with a dispensed prescription in that time frame.The dispensed prescriptions data are collected by National Health Service (NHS) Prescription Services, and the cancer registry data are processed by Public Health England. All data are routine healthcare data, used for secondary purposes, linked using a pseudonymised version of the patient's NHS number and date of birth.Detailed demographic and clinical information on the type of cancer diagnosed and treatment is collected by the cancer registry. The dispensed prescriptions data contain basic demographic information, geography measures of the dispensed prescription, drug information (quantity, strength and presentation), cost of the drug and the date that the dispensed prescription was submitted to NHS Business Services Authority. Findings include a study of end of life prescribing in the community among patients with cancer, an investigation of repeat prescriptions to derive measures of prior morbidity status in patients with cancer and studies of prescription activity surrounding the date of cancer diagnosis. This English linked resource could be used for cancer epidemiological studies of diagnostic pathways, health outcomes and inequalities; to establish primary care comorbidity indices and for guideline concordance studies of treatment, particularly hormonal therapy, as a major treatment modality for breast and prostate cancer which has been largely delivered in the community setting for a number of years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 12%
Other 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Other 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 29%
Unspecified 3 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 12%
Engineering 2 12%
Other 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 July 2018.
All research outputs
#1,328,506
of 13,266,991 outputs
Outputs from BMJ Open
#2,880
of 11,233 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,303
of 266,666 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open
#132
of 578 outputs
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