Symposium on health data linkage: Its value for Australian health policy development and policy relevant research: Proceedings

20-21 March 2002, Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 2003

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Symposium papers (alphabetical order, by presenter surname)

  • Nick Andrews. The value of linked data for research into surveillance and adverse events
  • John Bass. Statistical linkage keys: How effective are they?
  • Rohan Baxter. Health service use questions addressable by the Queensland linked data set (Not submitted)
  • Kate Brameld. The effect of locational and social disadvantage on utilisation and outcomes of health care: Cardiovascular disease
  • Elisabeth Bui. The potential of linking environmental, socio-economic and health data for health policy development (Not submitted)
  • Peter Christen. Parallel computing techniques for high-performance probabilistics record linkage
  • Tim Churches. The use of probabilistic record linkage, public key cryptography and trusted third parties to improve the protection of personal privacy and confidentiality in disease registers and tissue banks
  • Wayne Clapton. Data linkage and the South Australian Cancer Registry
  • Rebecca Coghlan. Consumer involvement in the Centre for Health Services Research
  • Judith Finn. The use of linked ambulance data to estimate the effect of comorbidity on determinants and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Perth, Western Australia
  • Carol Garfield. Inside the Western Australian data linkage system
  • Geoff Gawthorne. Death subsequent to treatment for heroin and amphetamine use: A record linkage study
  • John Glover. Unpacking analyses relying on area-based data: Are the assumptions supportable?
  • Michael Goldacre. The value of linked data for policy development, strategic planning, clinical practice and public health: An international perspective
  • Michael Goldacre. The value of linked data for research into the social determinants of health: An international perspective
  • Michael Hobbs. Uses of the record linkage in planning services for the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease
  • Chris Kelman. The value of linked data for research into health services use and expenditure: An Australian perspective
  • Crystal Laurvick. Ovarian cancer in Western Australia, 1982-98: A population-based review of trends and outcomes
  • Jianghong Li. Trends in cataract surgery and post-operative endophthalmitis in Western Australia (1980-1998): A population-based study
  • Kim Lim. From evidence to practice: Population-based monitoring of the use of breast-conserving surgery for the treatment of breast cancer using record linkage of routinely collected data
  • Andrew McAlindon. Data linkage to estimate resource and service utilisation for palliative care clients
  • Luke Marinovich. The sensitivity of probabilistic record linkage: Estimating the number of "false negatives" in a linkage involving client records of a large domiciliary care organisation
  • Gail Reading. The use of record linkage in epidemiological research into maternal and child health: Introduction and overview of the maternal child health research database (MCHRDB)
  • Ric Marshall. Issues in the use of unique patient identifiers to link statistical data
  • Stephen Moo. Linked health data in the Northern Territory
  • Chris Puplick. Electronically linked health records: Current proposals in NSW (Not submitted)
  • Thomas V Riley. Surgical site infections following orthopaedic surgery: Statewide surveillance using linked administrative databases
  • Leslie Roos. Record linkage: Data quality, tool development and substantive research
  • Noralou Roos. Inequalities in child health: Bringing together new data sources to assess the roles of family, community, education and health care
  • Diana Rosman. Measuring data and link quality in a dynamic multi-set linkage system
  • Diana Rosman. Estimating the cost of injury using the Western Australian Data Linkage System and Injury Cost Database
  • James Semmens. Evolving treatments for primary urolithiasis: Impact on services and renal preservation in 16,679 patients in Western Australia
  • Marian Shanahan and Kees Van Gool. Linking the prairies to the outback: What can New South Wales learn from the Manitoba Data Linkage Project?
  • Richard Smallwood. The value of linked data for policy development, strategic planning, clinical practice and public health: An Australian perspective
  • Christine Stone. From data linkage to policy and back again: A preliminary report on the linkage of neonatal data in Victoria
  • Vijaya Sundararajan. Linkage of the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset
  • Vijaya Sundararajan. Rates and patterns of participation in cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria
  • Lee Taylor. The use of linked data in health surveillance in New South Wales
  • Shilu Tong. Data linkage in the public health assessment of ecosystem change (Not submitted)
  • Anne Young. Putting data into context: Findings from linking Medicare health service use and expenditure data with longitudinal health survey data