Linking Data for Mothers and Babies in De-Identified Electronic Health Data.

Katie Harron, Ruth Gilbert, David Cromwell, Jan van der Meulen

PLoS One. 2016 Oct 20;11(10):e0164667.

Linkage of longitudinal administrative data for mothers and babies supports research and service evaluation in several populations around the world. We established a linked mother-baby cohort using pseudonymised, population-level data for England.
Design and Setting
Retrospective linkage study using electronic hospital records of mothers and babies admitted to NHS hospitals in England, captured in Hospital Episode Statistics between April 2001 and March 2013.