Director of Data Analytics
Adam Steventon joined the Health Foundation in August 2014 as Director of Data Analytics.
Adam leads our data analytics team, which aims to demonstrate how health and social care data can be used to improve the quality of health and social care for people living in the UK. We conduct research into the quality of health and social care, evaluate promising changes to service delivery, and track the national picture in terms of the quality of services provided. We also support NHS and social care teams to make better use of their data, by offering funding and bringing analysts together.
Adam joined the Health Foundation from a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice, during which he was based at Yale University and studied complex interventions such as telehealth. Adam studied mathematics at Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
- Lloyd T, Deeny S, and Steventon A. Weekend admissions may be associated with poorer recording of long-term comorbidities: a prospective study of emergency admissions using administrative data, BMC Health Serv Res. 2018; 18: 863.
- Deeny SR, Steventon A. Making sense of the shadows: priorities for creating a learning healthcare system based on routinely collected data. 2015. BMJ Quality and Safety 2015. Online first.
- Steventon A, Grieve R, Bardsley M. An approach to assess generalizability in comparative effectiveness research: a case study of the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomized trial comparing telehealth with usual care for patients with chronic health conditions. Medical Decision Making 2015. Online first.
- Steventon A, Grieve R, Sekhon JS. A comparison of alternative strategies for choosing control populations in observational studies. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 2015. doi:10.1007/s10742-014-0135-8.
- Steventon A and Krumholz H. Does US health reform reduce hospital readmission rates? BMJ 2014;348:g2641.
- Steventon A, Bardsley M, Mays N. Effect of a telephonic alert system (Healthy Outlook) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: cohort study with matched controls. J Public Health (Oxf) 2014 Jul 10. pii: fdu042. [Epub ahead of print]
- Steventon A, Tunkel S, Blunt I, Bardsley M. Effect of telephone health coaching (Birmingham OwnHealth®) on hospital use and associated costs: a retrospective cohort study with matched controls. BMJ 2013; 347:f4585.
- Steventon A, Bardsley M, Billings J, Dixon J, Doll H, Beynon M, et al. Effect of telecare on use of health and social care services: findings from the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. Age and Ageing 2013; 0:1–8.
- Steventon A, Bardsley M, Billings J, Dixon J, Doll H, Hirani S, Cartwright M, Rixon L, Knapp M, Henderson C, Rogers A, Fitzpatrick R, Hendy J, Newman S. Effect of telehealth on use of secondary care and mortality: findings from the Whole System Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. BMJ 2012; 344:e3874.
- Steventon A, Bardsley M, Billings J, Georghiou T, Lewis GH. The Role of Matched Controls in Building an Evidence Base for Hospital-Avoidance Schemes: A Retrospective Evaluation. Health Services Research 2012; 47:1679-98.
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