The accuracy of death dates recorded in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

Amelia Harshfield, K Rhodes, Stephen Barclay & R Payne
CPRD provides general practice (GOLD) data linked to several other datasets. This can reveal discrepancies in key outcomes where similar data is available in two linked data sources. We explored discrepancies between death date recorded in the GOLD dataset and linked ONS national mortality data. Analysis was conducted on data from 132,124 patients who had a GOLD death date between April 2009 and March 2014. Differences in death dates were examined by age and cause...
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