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Sources, uses, strengths and limitations of data collected in primary care in England.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2004; 21: 5-14.

Trends in mortality and hospital admissions associated with epilepsy in England and Wales during the 1990s.

Health Statistics Quarterly 2004; 21: 23-29.

Use of Read codes in diabetes management in a South London primary care group: implications for the production of disease registers in primary care.
British Medical Journal 2003; 326: 1130-1132.

Profiling performance in primary care in the USA.
British Medical Journal 2003; 326: 744-777.

Primary care in the United States.
British Medical Journal 2003; 326: 631-634.

Prevalence of treated asthma and its management in general practice in England and Wales, 1994-1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2003; 17: 15-22.

Association between practice size, volume of cases and quality of care of patients with ischaemic heart disease: cross-sectional study.
British Medical Journal 2003; 326: 371-372.

Ten ways to improve information technology in the NHS.
British Medical Journal 2003; 326: 202-204.

Prevalence of treated hypertension in general practice in England and Wales, 1994 to 1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 16: 14-18.

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis: divergent trends in hospital admission rates 1989/90 to 1999/2000.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 16: 14-18.

Trends in the treatment of osteoporosis and types of drug treatments prescribed in general practice in England and Wales, 1994 to 1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 16: 5-13.

Socio-economic and ethnic variations in health status and use of health services among children: cross-sectional survey.
British Medical Journal 2002; 325: 520-523.

Primary care physicians’ specialty referral rates in the United Kingdom versus the United States.
British Medical Journal 2002; 325: 370-371.

Epilepsy prevalence and prescribing patterns in England and Wales.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 15: 23-30.

Prescribing incentive schemes in two regions: cross-sectional survey.
British Medical Journal 2002; 324: 1127-1128.

Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes mellitus in general practice in England and Wales, 1994 to 1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 14: 5-13.

Age and sex specific antibiotic prescribing patterns in general practice in England and Wales, 1994 to 1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 14: 14-20.

Trends in hospital admissions for heart failure in England, 1989-2000.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2002; 13: 16-21.

Stroke incidence and risk factors in a population-based prospective cohort study.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 12: 18-26.

Co-existing conditions and utilisation of health services associated with heart failure: general practice based study.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 12: 27-33.

Prevalence of ischaemic heart disease and its management with statins and aspirin in general practice in England and Wales, 1994-1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 12: 34-39.

Use of risk adjustment in budget setting and performance measurement in primary care. Paper I. How it works.
British Medical Journal 2001; 323: 604-607.

Use of risk adjustment in budget setting and performance measurement in primary care: Paper II. Advantages, disadvantages, practicalities.
British Medical Journal 2001; 323: 607-610.

Social and economic variation in general practice consultation rates amongst men aged 16-39.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 9: 29-36.

Trends in mortality and hospital admissions associated with atrial fibrillation in England and Wales.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 9: 37-44.

Socio-demographic differences in general practice consultation rates for psychiatric disorders among patients aged 16-64.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 11: 5-10.

Prevalence and management of heart failure in general practice in England and Wales, 1994-1998.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2001; 11: 17-24.

Using computerised medical records to identify patients with ischaemic heart disease in general practice.
British Medical Journal 2000; 321: 548-50.

Cross-sectional study of primary care groups in London: measures of socio-economic and health status, and association with hospital admission rates.
British Medical Journal 2000; 321: 1057-1060.

Death rates from dementias and neurodegenerative disorders in England & Wales and the USA, 1993– 1997.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2000; 6: 26-31.

Paracetamol related deaths in England and Wales, 1993-1997
Health Statistics Quarterly 2000; 7: 5-9.

Trends in hospital admissions for fractures in England, 1989-90 to 1997-98.
Health Statistics Quarterly 2000; 7: 10-17.

Extent of misclassification of death from Creutzfeldt­Jakob disease in England 1979­96: retrospective examination of clinical records.
British Medical Journal 2000; 320: 145-147.

Prescribing for asthma by general practitioners in England and Wales 1994-1996.
Health Statistics Quarterly 1999; 1: 16-20.

Socio-economic differences in childhood consultation rates in general practice in England and Wales: Prospective cohort study.
British Medical Journal 1999; 318: 642-646.

Unified budgets for primary care groups.
British Medical Journal 1999; 318: 772-6.

Prevalence of treated chronic diseases in general practice in England and Wales; trends over time and variations by the ONS area classification.
Health Statistics Quarterly 1999; 2: 25-32.

Socio-economic differences in general practice consultation rates among people aged 65 years and over: prospective cohort study.
British Medical Journal 1999; 319: 26-28.

Explaining the variation in general practice admission rates: cross-sectional study.
British Medical Journal 1999; 319: 98-103.

Management of heart failure in general practice in England and Wales in 1996.
Health Statistics Quarterly 1999; 4: 5-8.

Setting and monitoring prescribing budgets in general practice.
British Medical Journal; 1998: 316: 748-750.

Dementia in people aged 65 years and older: a growing problem?
Population Trends 1998; 92: 23-28.

Death rates from dementias and neurodegenerative disorders in England and Wales, 1979-1996.
British Medical Journal 1998; 317: 320-321.