Data linkage studies for people with diabetes, stroke, hip fracture and myocardial infarction

The Centre for Medicine Use and Safety has linked hospital, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data for all people discharged from Victorian public and private hospitals from 2012-2018. These data include cohorts of 331,000 people with diabetes, 43,000 people with stroke, 44,000 people with hip fracture and 96,000 people with myocardial infarction. There is an excellent opportunity for a PhD candidate to conduct high quality epidemiological analyses on medication use and health outcomes using one or more of these cohorts. This PhD project will provide training in health data analytics which is becoming increasingly important in research into drug safety and quality use of medications. The project may involve collaborating with international partners through the Neurological and Mental Health Global Epidemiology Network (NeuroGEN).