BREATHE is a UK-wide collaboration, enabling the use of health data in research to transform respiratory health. The Hub is a partnership between patients and publics, UK Universities, third sector, Government organisations and industry from across the UK and globally. It is led by The University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, University of Leicester, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London and Swansea University.
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Electronic Health Records (EHR) hold a wealth of information, but can be complicated to use due to variable quality and inconsistencies in reporting.
BREATHE is facilitating their use in research through:
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BREATHE has brought together a set of phenotypes (found below) covering a number of key respiratory conditions. This is not an exhaustive list of codes or mandatory, but a guide to aid researchers in starting to make code lists appropriate for their study. We will continue to update existing lists and add more over time, so do keep checking back!