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Health and homelessness in Scotland: research

Published: 19 Jun 2018

Study exploring the relationship between homelessness and health.

163 page PDF

5.3 MB

163 page PDF

5.3 MB

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Health and homelessness in Scotland: research
Authors

163 page PDF

5.3 MB

ISBN 978 1 78851 907 6 (web only publication)
ISSN 2045 6964
PPDAS 416106

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Authors

Dr. Andrew Waugh, National Records of Scotland and formerly of Scottish Government Communities Analysis Division

Auren Clarke, National Records of Scotland

Dr. Josie Knowles, Scottish Government Communities Analysis Division

Dr. David Rowley, National Records of Scotland

Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Study research questions
1.3 Overview of the report
1.4 Study history
1.5 Acknowledgements
1.6 Re-use of the data

Chapter 2: Study Methodology
2.1 Study design
2.2 Homelessness data
2.3 Health data
2.4 Data linkage
2.5 Defining the three cohorts to be used for analysis
2.6 Data coverage
2.7 Cohorts: What do we know about them
2.8 Impact on analysis
2.9 Interpretation of results
2.10 Summary

Chapter 3: Accident and Emergency Attendances

Chapter 4: Acute Hospital Admissions

Chapter 5: Outpatients

Chapter 6: Prescriptions

Chapter 7: Admissions to Mental Health Specialties

Chapter 8: Scottish Drugs Misuse Database

Chapter 9: Deaths

Chapter 10: Individual Person-level Analysis of Drug-related, Alcohol-related and Mental Health Issues

Chapter 11: Discussion

Annex A: Alternative measures of homelessness in Scotland

Annex B: The homelessness data used in the Study (The HL1 Dataset)

Annex C: Health Activity Datasets used in the Study

Annex D: The H2H Personal Identifiable Data, the Matching Process and Creating the Controls.

Annex E: Temporal analysis: health activity relative to the date of first homelessness assessment


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