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Some methods for blindfolded record linkage

Tim Churches* and Peter Christen

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004, 4:9  doi:10.1186/1472-6947-4-9

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Record Linkage Study

Paul Tully   (2014-03-28 16:30)  NHU

There was an excellent study conducted by Curtin University in Australia, Center for Data Linkage, part of the Healthcare college at the university


In it they compared the results of 10+ record linkage software vendors on record linkage accuracy for small, medium, and large (Millions) of records


The top winners were

Data Ladder's Datamatch Enterprise solution

IBM's Infosphere

and SAS


Overall it was an excellent study and really showed how some better software can drastically improve record linkage in population studies

Competing interests

We currently use Data Ladder's software


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