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The Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology is part of the Nuffield Department of Population Health. The Unit includes a work programme on epidemiological and health services research using medical statistics and linked data; it has undertaken collaborative projects with the South East Public Health Observatory on hospital statistics and mortality statistics; it housed the Oxford site of the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development and the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement (PROM) Group; it runs the UK Medical Careers Research Group; and has run the MRC/FPA study of contraception and women's health.



Unit of Health Care Epidemiology

Nuffield Department of Population Health

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The content of this website was designed and produced by Michael Goldacre, Nick Hall, Hong Harper, Leicester Gill, Myfanwy Griffith, and Glenys Bettley.

The work was funded at various times by the Department of Health, the NHS National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development, the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health's National Centre for Health Outcomes Development, and the Nuffield Department of Population Health.

Privacy notice:
The data used within UHCE comes from routinely collected hospital data (HES) and death certificate information. All data is pseudonomysed and as such it is effectively impossible to identify individual data subjects within the data. Thus requests to access, rectify or erase data pertaining to an individual data subject cannot be fulfilled. The data controller is the University of Oxford.

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