Table 9

Results of the address standardisation evaluation

HMM/Method


Test Data Set (1000 records)

HMM1

HMM2

HMM3

AutoStan


Death Certificates

0.957 (0.943 – 0.969)

0.968 (0.955 – 0.978)

0.976 (0.964 – 0.985)

0.915 (0.896 – 0.932)

Inpatient Statistics Collection

0.957 (0.943 – 0.969)

0.959 (0.945 – 0.970)

0.974 (0.962 – 0.983)

0.953 (0.938 – 0.965)


Table cells contain the proportion of correctly standardised address records for each of the two data sources listed. Ninety-five per cent confidence limits for the proportions are given in brackets.

Churches et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-2-9

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