Term: Record Linkage / Data Linkage

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

A set of techniques to match, or link, common or related records from one file with those from another. For example, information on the same individual in two or more files can be merged into one file by matching the records on a set of common identifiers.

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References 

  • Katz A, Soodeen RA, Bogdanovic B, De Coster C, Chateau D. Can the quality of care in family practice be measured using administrative data? Health Serv Res 2006;41(6):2238-2254. [Abstract] (View)
  • Metge CJ, Blanchard JF, Peterson S, Bernstein CN. Use of pharmaceuticals by inflammatory bowel disease patients: a population-based study. Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96(12):3348-3355. [Abstract] (View)
  • Roos LL, Magoon J, Gupta S, Chateau D, Veugelers PJ. Socioeconomic determinants of mortality in two Canadian provinces: multilevel modelling and neighborhood context. Soc Sci Med 2004;59(7):1435-1447. [Abstract] (View)
  • Roos NP, Mitchell L, Peterson S, Shapiro E. Perspectives on Home Care Data Requirements. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2001. [Full Report] (View)

Term used in 

  • Chartier M, Finlayson G, Prior H, McGowan K, Chen H, de Rocquigny J, Walld R, Gousseau M. Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Garland A, Fransoo R, Olafson K, Ramsey C, Yogendran M, Chateau D, McGowan K. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Roos LL, Soodeen RA, Bond R, Burchill C. Working more productively: Tools for administrative data. Health Serv Res 2003;38(5):1339-1357. [Abstract] (View)