Overview of Data

To capture inequalities in mental and physical health and service use, we will be examining national population data from the 2007 and 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS); local data from the South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study provides local prospective population data from 1698 adults residing in 1075 randomly selected households (2008 to 2015); clinical data from Lambeth DataNet (LDN; 2004 onwards), a primary care database system containing clinical records on approximately 360,000 service users from all 52 GP practices in the southeast London Borough; and the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS; 2007 onwards) system at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust representing the largest mental health clinical informatics database.


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