Core requirements for successful data linkage: an example of a triangulation method
YM Hopf, J Francis, PJ Helms, J Haughney, C Bond
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to explore the views of professional stakeholders and healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the linkage of UK National Health Service (NHS) data for paediatric pharmacovigilance purposes and to make recommendations for such a system. METHODS: A mixed methods approach including a literature review, interviews, focus groups and a three-round Delphi survey with HCPs in Scotland was followed by a triangulation process using a systematic protocol. The survey was structured using the Theoretical Domains Framework of behaviour change. Items retained after applying the matrix-based triangulation process were thematically coded. Ethical approval was granted by the North of Scotla..View full abstract
Awarded by Chief Scientist Office (CHIMES Applied Research Programme)
Awarded by Chief Scientist Office
This work was supported by the Chief Scientist Office (CHIMES Applied Research Programme, grant number ARPG/07/4).