Mapping National Adult Social Care and Care Home Data Sources in Scotland: Baseline understanding & future potential: September 2022

The publication provides a high-level baseline national summary of both adult social care data and care home data sources in Scotland. It is intended to provide technical data users with accessible information on key products, to enable and aid clarity on the availability of social care data.


1. Henderson, D (2019) Multimorbidity and social care: exploiting emerging administrative data sources in Scotland. (

2. Henderson D et al (2021) Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland. Age & Ageing 50(1). (

3. Research project ongoing using linked dataset – PBPP-1516-0438 – it is hoped this will provide insights into data quality of SCHC data and quantify variation in recording across Scotland in SMR01, SMR04, PIS etc



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