record linkage

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rec·ord link·age

a method of assembling the information contained in two or more sets of medical records, or a set of medical records and vital records such as birth or death certificates, and a procedure to ensure that each person's records are counted only once; facilitated by a unique numbering system such as the Hogben number to identify people with precision.
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Frameworks for researching data quality have been introduced (Madnick 2009, Wang 1995) as well as specific mathematical models for addressing the record linkage problem (Fellegi and Sunter 1969).