THIN is an unobtrusive medical data collection scheme that collects anonymised patient data from its members. Our aim is to enable advancements in patient care and outcomes by assisting leading healthcare technology companies, authorities, academics and research organisations with healthcare research and analysis.
Our UK Primary Care database contains anonymised longitudinal patient records for approximately 6% of the UK Population. Our anonymised data collection, which goes back to 1994, is nationally representative of the UK population.
THIN is one of most respected and reliable data sources for anonymised primary care records in the world and has been cited in over 600 publications.
THIN Data is used in research and analysis to help leading healthcare companies, authorities, academic and research organisations better understand the patient pathway and influence significant improvements in areas including:
Research that facilitates the improvement of patient care across the general population
Use of anonymised data to help better inform Health Authorities on how primary care services can be delivered and targeted more effectively
Analysis of the effectiveness of referral and treatment pathways ensuring appropriate procedures are in place to enable transfer of a patient’s care across multiple healthcare settings
Understanding trends in the presence or absence of diseases and disorders and their affects on society.
The assessment, monitoring and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products.
Real world data regarding the usage and potential benefits or risks of drugs.