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One of the key roles of Public Health and Intelligence is to collate, analyse, interpret and publish information about health and care in Scotland. This area contains information on policies and procedures relevant to this work

PHI Best Practice

Assuring Data Quality & Enhancing Trustworthiness Download PDF file [73kb]
Published June 2017

Checking of Analysis Download PDF file [76Kb]
Published September 2016

Compliance and Assessment Guidance Download PDF file [710Kb]
Published September 2017

Introduction to Geographies Download PDF file [2Mb]
Published October 2017

Trend Analysis Guidance Download PDF file [2Mb]
Published March 2017

Statistical Process Control Chart Rules and Interpretations Download PDF file [612kb]
Published March 2017

Unicode vs Locale Encoding in SPSS Download PDF file [955kb]
Published August 2017


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