By amalgamating the analysis of both iBID and HES data it allows detailed information concerning the injury severity spectrum and causation of burn injuries to be created.
Using the detailed information from iBID it is possible to make valid and justifiable extrapolations across the larger number of burn injury represented in HES data. In addition the detailed cost per case analysis currently available within the iBID collection can add an economic dimension to the overall picture.
A more detailed explanation of the complexities of costing burn care can be seen in the burn care costs section of the website. This is part of a specific project utilising Patient Level Costing methodologies in association with the NHS Payment by Results team and the NHS Information Centre.
Utilising the demographic data available in both iBID and HES, important subgroups can be in individually analysed. These can be based on age, injury severity or some other social characteristic. Such variables can subsequently be compared to the appropriate population group and reported in terms of incidence rates.
Most recently this information can be geographically represented and mapped. Some examples of these will soon be available in the NBID Reports downloads section.