Prof Tim Peto

Research Area: Clinical Epidemiology
Technology Exchange: Bioinformatics and Medical statistics
Keywords: Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine

Co-Leader for the Infection Theme of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

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Using electronic health records to inform management of infectious diseases in Oxfordshire

The last 5 years has seen an explosion of interest in “big data”, of which electronic health records (EHR) forms a major part. Whilst these datasets are vast, they contain inherent weaknesses, not only in data quality, but also from multiple opportunities for bias arising from how patients access services and how diagnoses are made and recorded [Terris. JCllinEpi 2007; 0(7):734-41]. Their enormous potential is illustrated by the 900 published analyses from just one large data-warehouse, the ...

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