The SCOT study
Standard Care versus Celecoxib Outcome Trial
The SCOT study is a major Scotland-based research project designed to examine the safety of drugs commonly used to treat the pain of arthritis.
The study commenced in January 2008 and is expected to run until at least 2012.
English Record Linkage
The SCOT study is in the final stages of collecting study data, so that the study results may be made public. This final stage involves sharing personal details
(name, date of birth, address including postcode and possibly GP address) of
study patients with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC),
so that the study can be provided with information that will identify and record any hospitalisations for patients resident in England.
If you are patient taking part in the study and want more information or object to this,
please contact the study team who would be happy to discuss this with you.