The Health Improvement
Background: What is THIN®?
1. UCL THIN Database Research group. www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology-health-care/research/primary-care-and-population-health/research/thin-database [accessed April 2021]
2. The Health Improvement Network. www.the-health-improvement-network.com/en/#what-is-thin [accessed April 2021]
Using data within THIN, an observational study to asses the impact on health resource utilisation
for patients with clinically diagnosed vitamin D deficiency was conducted.1
Study Results: Reduction in GP visits per patient
Overall yearly reduction in GP visits
Overall yearly reduction in secondary care referrals
Overall, cost savings per average CCG in GP visits and secondary care referrals, minus the
cost of treatment and diagnosis, equates to over one million pounds, £1,110,1060 1
1. Consilient Health Ltd. Poster presented at the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference & Exhibition. Glasgow. 2018. Consilient data on file available upon request.