Letters Taiwan’s national research database

The need for better linkage between administrative data and clinical datasets

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5816 (Published 03 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5816
  1. John Tayu Lee, health economist12,
  2. Nicole Huang, professor3,
  3. Azeem Majeed, professor1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
  2. 2Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  3. 3Institute of Hospital and Healthcare Administration, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. t.lee{at}imperial.ac.uk

The increased use of the National Health Institute Research Database (NHIRD) by the Taiwanese research community has highlighted the fundamental importance of an accurate and timely national health database in monitoring the state …

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