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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?

3