+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Linkage of data in the study of ethnic inequalities and inequities in health outcomes in Scotland, New Zealand and The Netherlands: insights for global study of ethnicity and health



Linkage of data in the study of ethnic inequalities and inequities in health outcomes in Scotland, New Zealand and The Netherlands: insights for global study of ethnicity and health



Public Health 126(3): 245-247



Reducing inequalities in health is a global priority. An essential tool in achieving this reduction is the ability to provide valid measurements of inequalities, which are comparable over time and ultimately across countries and continents. With valid data a true understanding of inequalities can be ascertained, which can begin to inform effective legislation and policy. In this workshop, the speakers described in three different countries, Scotland, New Zealand and The Netherlands, how record linkage has been used to link ethnic status to health and health care measures and so to determine ethnic inequalities in health with the ultimate aim of reducing these inequalities.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 054133554

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 22414606

DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.01.029


Related references

Disparate patterns of hospitalisation reflect unmet needs and persistent ethnic inequalities in mental health care: the Scottish health and ethnicity linkage study. Ethnicity and Health 19(2): 217-239, 2014

Cohort profile: Scottish health and ethnicity linkage study of 4.65 million people exploring ethnic variations in disease in Scotland. International Journal of Epidemiology 40(5): 1168-1175, 2011

Measures of socioeconomic position are not consistently associated with ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease in Scotland: methods from the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS). International Journal of Epidemiology 43(1): 129-139, 2014

Policy for home or hospice as the preferred place of death from cancer: Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study population cohort shows challenges across all ethnic groups in Scotland. Bmj Supportive and Palliative Care 5(4): 443-451, 2015

Is the linkage of census and health data justified? Views from a public panel of the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage study. Journal of Public Health 40(2): 435-440, 2018

Inequalities in the dental health needs and access to dental services among looked after children in Scotland: a population data linkage study. Archives of Disease in Childhood 103(1): 39-43, 2018

Ethnic variations in five lower gastrointestinal diseases: Scottish health and ethnicity linkage study. Bmj Open 4(10): E006120, 2014

Ethnic variations in heart failure: Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS). Heart 98(6): 468-473, 2012

Ethnic variations in upper gastrointestinal hospitalizations and deaths: the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study. European Journal of Public Health 26(2): 254-260, 2016

Estimating the economic costs of ethnic health inequities: protocol for a prevalence-based cost-of-illness study in New Zealand (2003-2014). BMJ Open 8(6): E020763, 2018

Ethnic inequalities in cancer survival in New Zealand: linkage study. American Journal of Public Health 95(5): 834-837, 2005

Ethnic variations in the incidence and mortality of stroke in the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study of 4.65 million people. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 19(6): 1503-1508, 2012

Ethnic inequalities in cancer survival in New Zealand: linkage study (vol 95, pg 834, 2005). 2007

Ethnic Variations in Liver- and Alcohol-Related Disease Hospitalisations and Mortality: The Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study. Alcohol and Alcoholism 52(3): 382, 2017

Ethnic Variations in Liver- and Alcohol-Related Disease Hospitalisations and Mortality: The Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study. Alcohol and Alcoholism 51(5): 593-601, 2016