Where can i find medical data concerning mental illness? For example, people on medication, or waiting times to see therapists etc?

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In the UK, the NHS publishes some datasets specifically related to mental health issues:

  • Information on patients who have either been detained, or who are cared for under the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Information on patients accessing care provided in hospitals
  • social care statistcs as well as surveys on mental health topics

Datasets are also published relating to prescriptions data. An example of accessing prescription data republished via a Google spreadsheet and then accessed in a queryable way as if it were a database via the Google Visualisation API can be found here: Primary Care Trust Prescribing Data July to September 2010


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