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Setoguchi S, Zhu Y, Jalbert JJ
Validity of deterministic record linkage using multiple indirect personal identifiers: linking a large registry to claims data.
The researchers compared the validity of several deterministic record linkage methods with multiple indirect identifiers by using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) registry and administrative Medicare inpatient claims data. Linkage rules using 2 or 3 indirect, patient-level identifiers and hospital ID produced linkages with sensitivity of 95% and specificity of 98% compared with a gold standard linkage rule.
AHRQ-funded; 29020050016I; HS017731.
Citation: Setoguchi S, Zhu Y, Jalbert JJ . Validity of deterministic record linkage using multiple indirect personal identifiers: linking a large registry to claims data. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2014 May;7(3):475-80. doi: 10.1161/circoutcomes.113.000294..
Keywords: Medical Devices, Medicare, Registries, Data, Inpatient Care