Using administrative data to understand mental health in Northern Ireland: Results from two exemplar projects

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Abstract

Mental health is unevenly distributed in the Northern Ireland population. Administrative data on psychotropic medication prescribing is increasingly being used in research into population mental health. This paper illustrates how these data indicate concentrations of poor mental health in Northern Ireland, e.g. within deprived neighbourhoods, at interfaces, among older persons admitted to care homes and among persons bereaved through sudden death or suicide. This briefing also aims to widen the debate about mental health from a disorder/service paradigm to a whole population approach.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Brief
Media of outputNI Assembly: Research and Information Service
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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