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Spatio-temporal Data: Practical Uses for NHS Scotland Dataset

In 2016, the British government acknowledged the importance of reducing anti-microbial prescriptions in order to avoid long-term harmful effects of over-prescription. A new research project tackles these harmful effects of over-prescription by GPs using a spatio-temporal clustering approach. The aim of the project is to improve general understanding of Scottish GP prescription behaviour, and understanding of this behaviour across space and time in Scotland.