Data quality

The Public Health Scotland (PHS) (previously Information Services Division (ISD)) Data Quality Assurance (DQA) team is responsible for evaluating and ensuring SMR datasets are accurate, consistent and comparable across time and between sources.

Details of the quality assurance process for SMRs are published on the DQA methodology webpage (external website).

Information on SMR data completeness can be found on the hospital records data webpage (external website).

Information on the timeliness of SMR data submissions can be found on the SMR timeliness webpage (external website).

Last updated: 20 November 2023
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