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The Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base is a one-stop source of all information on health outcomes generated by the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development. Alongside advice on how to measure health and the impact of health care, it includes the Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators which provides comparative data for around 700 health and local government organisations in England. NCHOD is a source of useful information on health outcomes. It includes comparative data for 700 health and local government organisations in England plus advice on how to measure health and the impact of health care. Indicators include incidence, mortality, deaths at home, screening coverage, survival and years of life lost due to mortality from cancers.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Health indicators

Indicator title, statistical method, gender, age group, organisation, data year, source of data.

Accidental falls, accidents, all cancers, all circulatory diseases, asthma, atrial fibrillation, bladder cancer, breast cancer, bronchitis & emphysema, bronchitis, cervical cancer, chronic liver disease, chronic obstructive, chronic renal failure, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, coronary heart disease, dementia, diabetes mellitus, emergency admissions, emergency readmissions, emphysema and other copd, epilepsy, fractured proximal femur, general health, hodgkin's disease, hypertension and stroke, hypertensive disease, hypothyroidism, infant & child health, infectious and parasitic disease, infectious disease, land transport accidents, learning disabilities, leukaemia, lung cancer, malignant melanoma, mental illness, oesophageal cancer, oral health, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer, pneumonia, pregnancy, prostate cancer, pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, skin cancers other than malignant melanoma, skin cancer stomach cancer, stroke, suicide and injury undetermined, suicide, surgery, traffic accidents, tuberculosis
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Public health
Data collecting organization (s)
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
Depends on indicator
Unit of Analysis

Depends on indicator

Conditions of Access
Free access
Mindell J and Barrowcliffe R. Linking environmental effects to health impacts: a computer modelling approach for air pollution. J Epidemiol Community Health 2005; 59: 1092–1098