Record linkage is a crucial component of data analysis and integration, particularly in the field of epidemiology and healthcare research. It involves the process of identifying and connecting related records across multiple datasets or databases. A record linkage system enables the consolidation of data from various sources, allowing researchers and analysts to gain a comprehensive understanding of individuals, events, or outcomes. In this article, we will explore the significance of a record linkage system, its process, applications, strengths, and challenges it presents.
PATH: PHARMD/ PHARMD NOTES/ PHARMD FIFTH YEAR NOTES/ PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACOECONOMICS/ RECORD LINKAGE SYSTEM.