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USE OF RETROSPECTIVE MATCHING METHODS TO
STUDY HEALTH SERVICES AND OTHER SECTORS
Tracey Gyateng Twitter @tgyateng
June 2...
AGENDA
1. What is NPC’s Data Lab project?
2. Justice Data Lab
3. JDL barriers/challenges
4. Substance Misuse & Health Data...
WHAT IS THE DATA LAB PROJECT?
The need:
Funders increasingly require organisations to deliver a specified outcome in retur...
JUSTICE DATA LAB
NPC – Creating a Data Lab
Not for profits with
user consent
Not for profits
without consent
Ministry of J...
• Short term, full-time employment contracts.
Aims to move them into onward full-time
employment elsewhere.
•72 offender r...
RESULTS OF THE JUSTICE DATA LAB
MOJ JUNE 2014 SUMMARY STATISTICS
61 published reports
Mixture of organisations- 51% VCS, 3...
JUSTICE DATA LAB CHALLENGES
Awareness- good coverage through partnership with Clinks & NOMS improving evidence
study, but ...
SUBSTANCE MISUSE DATA LAB?
A substance misuse data lab would provide data on key outcomes for a group of clients
who have ...
HEALTH DATA LAB?
Again addressing the question of what works?
Has an intervention reduced beneficiaries’ subsequent use of...
ADDITIONAL PROJECTS
Working to develop Data Labs for:
• Economic activity
• Gain employment?
• Education
• Improve educati...
NEXT STEPS
• Interested to know your thoughts
• Process of meetings with government departments
• Survey to estimate need/...
THANK YOU
Tracey Gyateng- Data Lab Project Manager
Tracey.Gyateng@thinknpc.org
Website
http://www.NPCdatalabs.org
NPC – Cr...
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In this slideshow, Tracey Gyateng, Data Lab Project Manager,NPC, discusses retrospective matching methods to study health services and other sectors.

Tracey Gyateng spoke at the Nuffield Trust event: The future of the hospital, in June 2014.

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Tracey Gyateng: The NPC Data Lab, 30 June 2014

  1. 1. v USE OF RETROSPECTIVE MATCHING METHODS TO STUDY HEALTH SERVICES AND OTHER SECTORS Tracey Gyateng Twitter @tgyateng June 2014
  2. 2. AGENDA 1. What is NPC’s Data Lab project? 2. Justice Data Lab 3. JDL barriers/challenges 4. Substance Misuse & Health Data Lab? 5. Other data labs
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE DATA LAB PROJECT? The need: Funders increasingly require organisations to deliver a specified outcome in return for payment or investment Not-for-profit organisations are exploring ways to evidence the outcomes of their work Aim: Support not-for-profits to access restricted (primarily government) data to assess the impact they have on their beneficiaries– increasing supply of useful data Encourage not-for-profits to engage with data, increasing awareness and knowledge– stimulating demand Four year programme funded by the Oak Foundation- Housing and Homeless Programme NPC – Creating a Data Lab 3
  4. 4. JUSTICE DATA LAB NPC – Creating a Data Lab Not for profits with user consent Not for profits without consent Ministry of Justice Data Lab teamKey demographic details: Name, Sex, Date of Birth, Intervention Start & End Date…. (sent via cjsm) Clear process and guidance tailored for NFPs Identify cohort within Police National Computer (PNC): Yes/no reoffended Frequency of reoffending Create comparison group (PSM) from PNC: Yes/no reoffended Frequency of reoffending Test whether differences between cohort and comparison group are significant Report published on MoJ website https://www.gov.uk/governme nt/collections/justice-data-lab- pilot-statistics Analysis report produced
  5. 5. • Short term, full-time employment contracts. Aims to move them into onward full-time employment elsewhere. •72 offender records for which re-offending data was available could be matched to offenders with similar characteristics • A reduction in re-offending between 1 and 23 percentage points. This reduction is statistically significant SPECIFIC REPORT – BLUE SKY 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Blue Sky (72 records) Matched Control Group (212,131 offender records)
  6. 6. RESULTS OF THE JUSTICE DATA LAB MOJ JUNE 2014 SUMMARY STATISTICS 61 published reports Mixture of organisations- 51% VCS, 31% Public sector, 15% Private sector 3% Educational institute NPC – Creating a Data Lab 6 6 12 20 3 7 8 3 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Educational Institution Private Public Voluntary and Community Sector No.PublishedRequests Inconclusive Result Significant Decrease in Re-Offending Significant Increase in Re-Offending
  7. 7. JUSTICE DATA LAB CHALLENGES Awareness- good coverage through partnership with Clinks & NOMS improving evidence study, but work still needed Technical: Data collection & storage: full name, D.O.B, intervention & sentence start/end date Sample size and matching- minimum of 60 users, reductions in sample size Applicability & Attribution e.g. sex offenders excluded, difficulties to create accurate comparison group for housing, SUBSTANCE MISUSERS Attitudinal Measurement- binary and frequency provided, but not severity. Wider discourse of desistance from crime and how useful are reconviction measures. Transparency Timeliness- JDL provides retrospective results Resource: Lack of time/staff Legal: A few charities concerned to use JDL without service user consent. Funders: Concern on how they will act on the results NPC – Creating a Data Lab 7
  8. 8. SUBSTANCE MISUSE DATA LAB? A substance misuse data lab would provide data on key outcomes for a group of clients who have accessed treatment. The service would also produce a matched control group to enable comparisons for impact measurement. Work will be needed to develop the relevant indicators that will be used for matching: • Free from drug/alcohol dependence and/or sustained maintenance medication? • Potentially: • Client reoffending— focussed on severity and frequency of events. Once the Data Lab has been established, further work will be needed to investigate the potential for measuring the following outcomes: • Future? • Health services—alcohol and drug related admissions and visits; Employment; Accommodation— Tenancy sustainment (currently difficult to measure but could be captured under Universal Credit) NPC – Creating a Data Lab 8
  9. 9. HEALTH DATA LAB? Again addressing the question of what works? Has an intervention reduced beneficiaries’ subsequent use of NHS services? Range of indicators can be measured: • Admissions, readmissions, lengths of stay, A&E attendance… Scope is wide! HSCIC exploring setting up a service NPC – Creating a Data Lab 9
  10. 10. ADDITIONAL PROJECTS Working to develop Data Labs for: • Economic activity • Gain employment? • Education • Improve educational outcomes Stimulating demand Regular events/ presentations/blogs Re-framing failure NPC – Creating a Data Lab 10
  11. 11. NEXT STEPS • Interested to know your thoughts • Process of meetings with government departments • Survey to estimate need/ gain a consensus??? NPC – Creating a Data Lab 11
  12. 12. THANK YOU Tracey Gyateng- Data Lab Project Manager Tracey.Gyateng@thinknpc.org Website http://www.NPCdatalabs.org NPC – Creating a Data Lab 12
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