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BMC Medical Research Methodology

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Investigating linkage rates among probabilistically linked birth and hospitalization records

  • Jason P Bentley1, 2,
  • Jane B Ford1,
  • Lee K Taylor2,
  • Katie A Irvine3 and
  • Christine L Roberts1Email author
BMC Medical Research Methodology201212:149

Received: 29 February 2012

Accepted: 28 August 2012

Published: 25 September 2012

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Original Submission
29 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
13 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Merran Smith
5 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shiliang Liu
6 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Christine Roberts
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Merran Smith
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
25 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-12-149

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Authors’ Affiliations

Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital
Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health
Centre for Health Record Linkage, Cancer Institute, Australian Technology Park