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  • 20Sep

    Health Profile Chapter 3: trends in morbidity and risk factors

    From the publication from Public Health England: overall population health in England has improved in recent decades. The age-standardised morbidity rate in England (rate of ill health), reduced by 2.1% between 1990 and 2016. Older people experience higher rates of morbidity than younger people. In 2016, people aged in their 80s had almost twice the…

  • 26Jul

    Stories or numbers or stories and numbers

    Blog for Patient Experience Library: A few weeks ago we suggested that the Gosport Inquiry should finally bring to an end the idea that patient stories are simply “anecdote”, carrying less weight than the “hard” evidence of statistical data. This week, we have dug back into our archive to revisit the issue via a conference presentation…

  • 14Jun

    Statisticians for Society

    As the professional body for statisticians and data scientists, the Royal Statistical Society has always encouraged members to give their time and skills for public good and charitable causes. The Statisticians for Society initiative was launched in 2014, to help statisticians offer their skills to charities and other socially useful initiatives that need their professional…

  • 10May

    Measuring National Well-being: Quality of Life in the UK 2018

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual review of quality of life in the UK. The review, Measuring National Well-being: Quality of Life in the UK 2018, provides an update against specific wellbeing indicators including health, mental wellbeing and job satisfaction. This year, the review focused on comparing the results between different age groups. These…

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