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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Rebecca J
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Cate M
dc.contributor.authorMcClure, Rod J
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Ann M
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-26T01:23:00Z
dc.date.available2019-02-26T01:23:00Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1326-0200
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1753-6405.12310
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141375
dc.description.abstractObjective: To describe the practical issues that need to be overcome to conduct national data linkage projects in Australia and propose recommendations to improve efficiency. Methods: Review of the processes, documentation and applications required to conduct national data linkage in Australia. Results: The establishment of state and national data linkage centres in Australia has placed Australia at the forefront of research linking health‐related administrative data collections. However, improvements are needed to reduce the clerical burden on researchers, simplify the process of obtaining ethics approval, improve data accessibility, and thus improve the efficiency of data linkage research. Conclusions: While a sound state and national data linkage infrastructure is in place, the current complexity, duplication and lack of cohesion undermines any attempts to conduct research involving national record linkage in a timely manner. Implications: Data linkage applications and Human Research Ethics Committee approval processes need to be streamlined and duplication removed, in order to reduce the administrative and financial burden on researchers if national data linkage research is to be viable.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom319
dc.relation.ispartofpageto325
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleData linkage capabilities in Australia: practical issues identified by a Population Health Research Network ‘Proof of Concept project’
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCameron, Cate M.


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