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Table 3 Centralized databases that disease registry cases are commonly linked to

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

Number Name Description Purpose of Linkage
1 Admission records (admission table in CCR database) One or more admission records are consolidated to generate a single tumor level record Record consolidation
2 Medicaid Medicaid claims data, generally for a rolling 5 year period Casefinding; patient attribute confirm/update
3 Hospital discharge Discharge sheets submitted by hospitals to state health authorities Casefinding
4 Rapid case ascertainment Databases of smaller subsets of patients who meet criteria for enrolling in research studies Casefinding; patient attribute confirm/update
5 Dept. of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License Data US state database storing the demographic and other attributes of drivers Patient attribute confirm/update
6 Board of Elections’ Voter Registration Data (BOE-VR) US state or county database storing demographic and other attributes of voters Patient attribute confirm/update
7 National Death Index List of deceased persons, aggregated across US states Patient attribute confirm/update
8 State Death Registry List of deceased persons, aggregated across counties in a state Casefinding; patient attribute/update
9 Social Security Death Index(SSDI) List of deceased persons, aggregated across counties in a state, with US Social Security Numbers Casefinding; patient attribute confirm/update
10 Government Postal Address Database Used to clean addresses, or diagnose address problems Patient attribute confirm/update
11 GIS Street Centerlines Digital linework corresponding to center of US streets, with address and postal code attributes. Used for navigation and emergency response Geocoding
12 GIS parcels Digital parcel polygons corresponding to property ownership, with some site address attributes. Used for tax assessment Geocoding
13 GIS address points Digital points, generally corresponding to a primary residence within a parcel. Used for navigation and emergency response Geocoding
14 Census enumeration area polygons Digital polygons, approximating delineation of census enumeration areas (EA). Used for spatial overlay to assign EA Assignment of EA to patient record
15 Census enumeration area table Table that can be joined to using geocoding reference identifiers, to assign enumeration area Assignment of EA to patient record