Health and Transportation Data Linkage in North Carolina
What Do We Mean By Data Linkage & Integration?
Definition: A process of combining information believed to be related to the same person (or place, family, event, etc.) from two or more separate data sources.
Data linkage is one step in the process of data integration, which is the ongoing, systematic linkage of data sources for the purpose of improved research, program management, evaluation, and policy development.
However, these terms are often used interchangeably
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