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Alternative Methods for Record Linkage: Application to Linking Vital Records

Citation

Suchindran, Chirayath M.; Leiss, Jack K.; & Salama, Ibrahim (2001). Alternative Methods for Record Linkage: Application to Linking Vital Records. In Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Survey Research Methods Section. Alexandria, Va.: American Statistical Association.

Abstract

There is widespread and growing usage of linking multiple data sources in Public Health Studies. The objective of the linking process is to determine whether two or more records refer to the same person, object or event. Modern computer power has enhanced our capacity to conduct computer linkage of large public health data files. A key step in conducting this linkage is the development of an efficient record-matching algorithm. Formal development of a theory of record linkage started with the pioneering work of Fellegi and Sunter (1969). Several people have worked on extending or modifying their procedure (Jaro 1989; Winkler

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Survey Research Methods Section

Author(s)

Suchindran, Chirayath M.
Leiss, Jack K.
Salama, Ibrahim

Year Published

2001

Publisher

American Statistical Association

City of Publication

Alexandria, Va.

Reference ID

2431