Million Migrants study of healthcare and mortality outcomes in non-EU migrants and refugees to England: analysis protocol for a linked population-based cohort study of 1.5 million migrants

Burns, R. et al. (2019) Million Migrants study of healthcare and mortality outcomes in non-EU migrants and refugees to England: analysis protocol for a linked population-based cohort study of 1.5 million migrants. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 4. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15007.1) (PMID:30801036) (PMCID:PMC6381442)

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Abstract

Background: In 2017, 15.6% of the people living in England were born abroad, yet we have a limited understanding of their use of health services and subsequent health conditions. This linked population-based cohort study aims to describe the hospital-based healthcare and mortality outcomes of 1.5 million non-European Union (EU) migrants and refugees in England. Methods and analysis: We will link four data sources: first, non-EU migrant tuberculosis pre-entry screening data; second, refugee pre-entry health assessment data; third, national hospital episode statistics; and fourth, Office of National Statistics death records. Using this linked dataset, we will then generate a population-based cohort to examine hospital-based events and mortality outcomes in England between Jan 1, 2006, and Dec 31, 2017. We will compare outcomes across three groups in our analyses: 1) non-EU international migrants, 2) refugees, and 3) general population of England. Ethics and dissemination: We will obtain approval to use unconsented patient identifiable data from the Secretary of State for Health through the Confidentiality Advisory Group and the National Health Service Research Ethics Committee. After data linkage, we will destroy identifying data and undertake all analyses using the pseudonymised dataset. The results will provide policy makers and civil society with detailed information about the health needs of non-EU international migrants and refugees in England.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Version 1; referees: 2 approved, 2 approved with reservations.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Katikireddi, Dr Vittal
Creator Roles:
Katikiredd, S. V.Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Burns, R., Pathak, N., Campos-Matos, I., Zenner, D., Katikiredd, S. V., Muzyamba, M. C., Miranda, J. J., Gilbert, R., Rutter, H., Jones, L., Williamson, E., Hayward, A. C., Smeeth, L., Abubakar, I., Hemingway, H., and Aldridge, R. W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Wellcome Open Research
Publisher:F1000Research
ISSN:2398-502X
ISSN (Online):2398-502X
Published Online:17 January 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 209 Burns R et al.
First Published:First published in Wellcome Open Research 4: 4
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
Data DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/FUTS4

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
699162Understanding the impacts of welfare policy on health: A novel data linkage studySrinivasa KatikireddiChief Scientist office (CSO)SCAF/15/02IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU
727671SPHSU Core Renewal: Informing Healthy Public Policy Research ProgrammePeter CraigMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/15IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU

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