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Data linkage errors in hospital administrative data when applying a pseudonymisation algorithm to paediatric intensive care records.

Hagger-Johnson, G; Harron, K; Fleming, T; Gilbert, R; Goldstein, H; Landy, R; Parslow, RC; (2015) Data linkage errors in hospital administrative data when applying a pseudonymisation algorithm to paediatric intensive care records. BMJ Open , 5 (8) , Article e008118. 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008118. Green open access

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Abstract

Our aim was to estimate the rate of data linkage error in Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) by testing the HESID pseudoanonymisation algorithm against a reference standard, in a national registry of paediatric intensive care records.

Type: Article
Title: Data linkage errors in hospital administrative data when applying a pseudonymisation algorithm to paediatric intensive care records.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008118
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008118
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt and build upon this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: epidemiology, statistics & research methods, data linkage
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472285
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