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Understanding UK Biobank

Baseline assessment

Map of assessment centres
Layout of assessment clinics
Assessment clinics timelines
Timeline of baseline data collection

Repeat assessment

How the data was collected
Characteristics of responders and non-responders

Data availability

Retrospective timeline of the data currently available


Linked health data

Data access and processing

Data providers and dates of data availability
Integrating electronic health records into the UK Biobank Resource
Matching algorithms for external data
Validation and cleaning of externally collected data

Death and cancer registries reports

Death Summary Report
Cancer Summary Report
Cancer Numbers Report

Hospital inpatient admissions

Mapping inpatient hospital data across England, Scotland and Wales
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data in Showcase
Tabulations of selected health outcomes in HES inpatient records

Updates of hospital inpatient data:

Update of HES data - March 2019
Update of HES data - September 2019
Addition of Critical Care data - September 2020


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