Medical Records: Databases

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients whose records are contained in Clinical Practice Research Datalink datasets have a GP note of malnutrition contained in such records; what proportion of the population have GP records contained in Clinical Practice Research Datalink datasets; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) hosts the world's largest validated computerised database of anonymised longitudinal medical records from primary care. We have searched the CPRD database for patients with a record indicative of Malnutrition. There are 582 patients with a record of Malnutrition currently registered with practices which are actively contributing data to the CPRD database.

The CPRD database of patients whose details are available for query by the disease code for malnutrition represents 4.30% of the United Kingdom population.

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