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Following his keynote address at the 2018 RCPsych International Congress, Professor Simon Lovestone talks to Raj Persaud about the use of ‘big data’ in psychiatric research. Focusing on dementia and Alzheimer’s, he reveals the ways in which pseudonymised real-world data has been used to develop our understanding of mental illness, and the opportunities that this provides for future research.
Date published: 7 August 2018
Presenter: Dr Raj
Audio running time: 22 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the meaning of 'big data' and how it can be
used in psychiatric research
some of the key research findings that have
emerged through the use of real-world data
some of the controversies that have been
encountered in this area, and how these can be addressed.
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