1 NHSRdatasets - v0.2.0

This package has been created to help NHS, Public Health and related analysts/data scientists learn to use R. It contains several free datasets (just one at the moment), help files explaining their structure, and vignette examples of their use. We encourage contributions to the package, both to expand the set of training material, but also as development for newer R/github users as a first contribution. Please add relevant free, open source data sets that you think may benefit the NHS R-community.

The package was created for, and on behalf of, the NHS-R Community: https://nhsrcommunity.com/

v0.1.1 Initial version of the package contained a single simulated dataset based on minimal hospital ‘spell’ type table with demographics, length-of-stay, and whether patients died. Designed for teaching regression methods, this dataset is a useful example in many areas.

v0.1.2 Second release of the package added data from NHS A&E datasets, prepared by @tomjemmet, from NHS England data.

v0.2.0 Third release of the package reorganised and cleaned the package with better compression, converted data to tibble formats, and addition of the ONS mortality dataset, prepared by @Lextuga007.

For more information, see:

Chris Mainey
Chris Mainey
Deputy Director of Specialist Analytics

NHS Data Scientist and analytical leader with interests in statistical modelling and machine learning in healthcare data.