The power of R for the NHS

Why is a statistical programming language having an impact on the NHS?

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R is one of the most popular open source statistical programming languages, but is not widely used in the NHS.

It has the power to visualise data in new ways, helping analysts understand problems better and offering new insights to improve the quality of care.

And we’re supporting the NHS-R community with training and promoting the use of R for a range of topics, such as reporting hospital mortality statistics and evaluating interventions. A national conference is planned for October 2018

Find out more about the NHS R community and access learning and resources at https://nhsrcommunity.com/

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Improvement project

Establishing an NHS-R community to exploit the power of R for the NHS

This project aims to kick-start the use of the ‘R’ statistical and graphics programming language in the NHS in order to impro...

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