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TableĀ 1 Person, place and time attribute associations in patient medical records

From: Use of attribute association error probability estimates to evaluate quality of medical record geocodes

Descriptive epidemiology concept Attribute association description Core attributes from chronic disease record Questions relevant to probability of error in attribute association Association
Person Patient identifying fields Patient names, date of birth, government issued ID What is the probability that the correct patient was not identified? 1
Time Patient: date of diagnosis Patient, date of diagnosis, diagnostic confirmation What is the probability that the correct date of diagnosis was not identified? 2
Place Patient: address at diagnosis Patient, date of diagnosis, address, postal code, and postal locality or city 1. What is the probability that the correct address of patient primary residence was not identified?
2. What is the probability that the chosen address does not match to one and only one address in the universe of known addresses?
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