This set of resources produced by the Improvement Analytics Unit will help you explore and better understand different quantitative analysis approaches, providing useful tips on how and when to use them as well as their strengths and limitations.

Articles and journal papers

Newsletter feature

Why before-and-after analyses can give misleading results

28 September 2018
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If you want to know if a change in care makes a difference to patients’ outcomes, it seems logical...

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Evaluating the impact of healthcare interventions using routine data

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This article is part of the series promoted by the Health Foundation and BMJ to explore how to...

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Designing a Robust Evaluation of Health Service Innovation

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This is the pre-print version of an observational study comparing the outcomes of patients referred...

Analysis protocols and code

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IAU Statistical Analysis Protocols

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The IAU statistical analysis protocols are intended to guide analytical processes. They include the...

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GitHub resources

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On GitHub we collect and share resources and code from our work.

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Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for?

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Combined learnings from national linked datasets and focused care home evaluations in Rushcliffe,...

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The impact of providing enhanced support for care home residents in Wakefield

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Evaluating the early effects on hospital use from the first phase of an enhanced support initiative...

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The impact of providing an enhanced package of care for care home residents in Nottingham City

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Examining whether enhanced support had an effect on hospital utilisation for new residents who moved...

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