Other Definitions


For a sample of the other development work we have done to help us interrogate medical record databases, including definitions and categorisations, please see below.

Important Information

The copyright (©2014) of the morbidity definitions and categorisation lists is owned by Keele University, the development of which was supported through the Primary Care Research Consortium. No licence is required to allow non-commercial use of these resources, however if you wish to utilise Keele’s morbidity definitions and/or categorisations lists we do ask that: you inform us first through the registration page; you cite this website reference (www.keele.ac.uk/mrr); and acknowledge Keele’s Prognosis and Consultation Epidemiology Research Group each time our definitions or categorisation lists are used.

If, however, you wish to utilise these definitions and categorisations Lists within a commercial setting please contact Keele University Research Enterprise Services for further advice.

  • Please use these definitions and categorisations lists only for studies for which you have submitted abstracts to us.
  • Please do not pass definitions and categorisation lists on to other people without our permission.
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When using the morbidity definitions or categorisations please include the following acknowledge/copyright statement:

  1. The copyright of the morbidity definitions/categorisations lists (©2014) used in this ‘publication/document#’ is owned by Keele University, the development of which was supported by the Primary Care Research Consortium;
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  3. For access/details relating to the morbidity definitions/categorisation lists (©2014) please go to www.keele.ac.uk/mrr.

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Other Definitions / Categorisations

Please click on required definition for information about how it has been defined. If there is no information currently, this means information has not yet been uploaded - please contact Kelvin Jordan.



Pain medication categorisation

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e-template to measure quality of care for osteoarthritis


NSAIDs categorisation (Chen et al)

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Asthma_COPD and IHD related medications (Chen et al in submission)

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