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Table 2 Linkage not using Medicare number and suffix (V2)

From: Validation of de-identified record linkage to ascertain hospital admissions in a cohort study

Iteration Linkage Variables used in V2 Records
Linked
  Records
remaining
1 Yearbirth+Monthbirth+Daybirth+Sex+Country of Birth+Postcode1 1,599   410
2 Yearbirth+Monthbirth+Daybirth+Sex+Country of Birth+Postcode2 193   208
3 Yearbirth+Monthbirth+Daybirth+Sex+Country of Birth+Postcode3 39   169
4 Yearbirth+Monthbirth+Daybirth+Sex+Country of Birth+Postcode4 12   157
  Total Matched 1843   157