Using QResearch for morbidity data analysis

The QResearch team undertake morbidity analyses in order to establish the accuracy, completeness and functionality of the QResearch database - the data quality.

It is recognised that such analyses are of general value to a range of individuals and organisations. Such analyses are available on two levels - general analyses available freely to any person who wishes to access them; and more detailed analyses available to specified users (see Current data analysis).


An initial set of detailed morbidity analyses provide cross tabulation of, for example, incidence and prevalence of specific diseases and disease groups, tabulated by five-year age group, gender and deprivation. As users request other analyses these are added to the database.


Specified users of detailed morbidity analyses will meet the following criteria:

  • They will have a specified reason for accessing the detailed morbidity analyses tables
  • They will agree to acknowledge QResearch as the source of data in any publication or report
  • The QResearch Scientific Committee will need to give approval within the guidelines set out by the QResearch Advisory Board before access can be supplied to the user

It is possible that some organisations requesting tabular analyses will want these by geographical area. These analyses will only be produced if we can guarantee that no practices can be identified. If there is a SHA with fewer than three practices, then the results will be combined with a neighbouring SHA.