Violeta is a Research Associate in the Dr Foster Unit. She has a background in number theory and economic statistics. Her current work involves using HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) and CPRD (Clinical Practice Research Datalink) administrative data-sets to investigate what happens between first symptoms and first acute exacerbation of COPD.
Previously she worked on different projects related to evaluation of the safety and quality of healthcare in England. Her previous projects were related to evaluating the impact of the 2015/16 Quality Premium guidance which aims to reduce unnecessary antimicrobial exposure on adverse clinical outcomes; the impact of the reorganisation of stroke care on the weekend mortality rates; the risk of adverse birth outcome in pregnant women undergoing non-obstetric surgery.
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Balinskaite V, Aylin P, Bottle R, 2021, Assessing the impact of a shadowing programme on in-hospital mortality following trainee doctors’ changeover, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:21, ISSN:1472-6963, Pages:1-7
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Balinskaite V, Trends and geographical variation in antidepressant prescribing in primary care in England: a descriptive analysis, Public Health Science Conference, Elsevier, ISSN:0140-6736
Balinskaite V, The association between the referendum for withdrawal from the EU and the health-care workforce in England: an interrupted time series, Public Health Science Conference, Elsevier, ISSN:0140-6736