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Sheet1 Page 1 Jose Bonnin. Summary #4 Analysis of Identifier Performance using a Deterministic Linkage Algorithm The authors developed a deterministic linkage method without human assistance. The privacy of the patient is better protecte d Running the algorithm on a 6000 records sample yielded the following results: Using SSN only produces linkage error rates of 4.7% and 9.2%. This might be due to the fact the hospitals contain many inco r The combination of using SSN, preprocessed names, birth month, and gender produced the best result. It found 87% and 88% Automatic linkage of vital records The paper explores whether machines can make record linkages quickly, cheaply, and with sufficient accuracy.
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Unformatted text preview: Married couples frequently have their data recorded incorrectly. E.g., a hospital records the name of a husband instead of his w To determine whetherr a birth and a marriage relate to the same married pair, additional information is used: Full alphabetic fa m The authors' algorithm produces the following results: it detected 98% of the linakges, and it produced 0.7% of incorrect linkag e The authors achieved a rate of one linkage every 6 seconds, but their results regarding speed and cost don't apply anymore, a...
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