BackgroundMethods Results Conclusion
We thank our SHELS collaborators at NHS Information Services Division and at National Records Scotland and the SHELS Phase 3 Steering Group. We acknowledge input to this report from Jenny Holmes, SHELS Study assistant. AS was supported by The Commonwealth Fund, a private independent foundation based in New York City. The views presented here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Commonwealth Fund, its directors, officers, or staff. AS is Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research; he also acknowledges the support of the Farr Institute.
Contributors from the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study research team: these contributors served on the Steering Group and some on other important subgroups of SHELS, and therefore gave general direction that helped this analysis. Chris Povey was a co-applicant and the originator of the idea of linking the census data to the data held by ISD and he performed most of the linkage work, including developing linkage methods. Prof Jamie Pearce (co-applicant) advised especially on socioeconomic adjustment. Duncan Buchanan (co-applicant) chaired the analysis subgroup. Ganka Mueller (part study), Alex Stannard (part study) and Kirsty MacLachlan advised particularly in relation to National Records of Scotland contributions. These important contributions did not meet ICMJE authorship requirements.
Chief Scientist’s Office of the Scottish Government, British Lung Foundation and NHS Health Scotland.
- ethnic variations
- hospital admission