Data linkage 4 webinar: Accessing MBS
ARDC / PHRN Joint Webinar
Data linkage is the bringing together of records from different data collections related to the same individual. It can be useful in the context of clinical trials in a number of ways, including:
- A less burdensome method of data collection for participants during a clinical trial
- Cost-effective medium to long term follow-up of clinical trial participants
- Measurement of healthcare use before and after an intervention to assist in effectiveness and health economic analysis
- Post-market surveillance of therapeutics
The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) have developed this series of webinars to:
- Introduce clinical trial researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available
- Demonstrate the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research
- Assist clinical trial researchers to design clinical trials using linked data and apply for access to linked data
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in delivering this project to you.
This presentation will be made available on our website after the event.
This webinar is part 4 in a series of 4.
In this webinar we will cover:
Description of MBS and PBS data collections including:
- Types of variables
- Coding of services and items
- Historical changes to item numbers and how to respond to these
Examples of research done using linked MBS and/or PBS data
How to apply for MBS/PBS data
- With consent
- Without consent