Emma joined the group as a Medical Statistician in October 2018 and is currently investigating the contribution of sepsis to mortality, exploring the accuracy of current mortality figures across the UK. She is also exploring the reliability of hospital diagnostic codes to identify patients with bloodstream infections. This work aims to assess the use diagnosis codes in electronic health record data to investigate different diseases.
Prior to joining the group, she completed an MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester, where she carried out research into complex genomic variations in the CCL3L1 and CCR5genes and their potential role in the development and progression of COPD. She graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Natural Sciences in 2017.
Combining Charlson and Elixhauser scores with varying lookback predicated mortality better than using individual scores.
Pritchard E. et al, (2020), Journal of clinical epidemiology