Record linkage

What is Record linkage?

Record linkage meaning Combining information from several sources on the same patient, usually by means of computerized matching programs. Also, method for assembling the information contained in two or more electronic records or data sources typically by means of computerized matching programs. Record linage is used in case ascertainment, duplicate detection, coding, follow-up, and collaboration with external research projects.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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