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ARCH Data Analysis Report / Fatemeh Torabi, Jane Lyons, Ronan Lyons, Ashley Akbari

Swansea University Authors: Fatemeh Torabi, Jane Lyons, Ronan Lyons, Ashley Akbari

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The ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) program focuses on the principles of prudent healthcare in service reconfiguration and the promotion of wellbeing and an evidence based approach to service evaluation and monitoring progress. A suite of new tools and insights will be needed to guide the...

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Published: 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44547
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Abstract: The ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) program focuses on the principles of prudent healthcare in service reconfiguration and the promotion of wellbeing and an evidence based approach to service evaluation and monitoring progress. A suite of new tools and insights will be needed to guide the ARCH programme. The Prudent Health Care Intelligence Hub at the Farr Institute, Swansea University was commissioned to explore the potential to use the wide variety of linked data within the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank to provide novel insights into patterns of health service utilization, health status and wellbeing, as part of a feasibility study of using such data to inform the development of the ARCH Case for Change. The team looked at two components, resilience – particularly the distribution of low health service users, and the creation of a novel wellbeing index from survey data. The data in SAIL are very complex and undertaking informed analyses requires many different skill sets including in-depth knowledge of data, data integration, manipulation and statistical analysis. Due to the relatively short period of time available to conduct this work the analyses provided should be treated as exemplars of what could be done rather than completely finished products. It is envisaged that widespread discussion will be required and that further iterations of analyses will be undertaken before the proposed ARCH specific progress indicators are finalized.
College: Swansea University Medical School