Medical record linkage in health information systems by approximate string matching and clustering


BACKGROUND Multiplication of data sources within heterogeneous healthcare information systems always results in redundant information, split among multiple databases. Our objective is to detect exact and approximate duplicates within identity records, in order to attain a better quality of information and to permit cross-linkage among stand-alone and… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-5-32


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