Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (NIHR HS&DR 13/54/55)
Scottish Government (Joint Improvement Team)
NHS Fife (R&D Bursary)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-12-01
Received: 6 August 2018
Accepted: 26 October 2018
First Online: 11 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The University of Dundee Health Informatics Centre (HIC) performed the data linkage and provided an anonymised dataset in a secure Scottish Government accredited safe haven environment (HIC ISO27001) for analysis by the research team. HIC Standard Operating Procedures have been reviewed and approved by NHS East of Scotland Research Ethics Service. Permission for this project was granted by the NHS Fife Caldicott Guardian.
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