This set of record linkage solutions from Strategic Matching is only available through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Traffic safety researchers use CODES2000 to create Crash Outcome Data Evaluation Systems (CODES). CODES researchers prepare and link police crash records, EMS ambulance response records, and hospital treatment records.
Research using CODES2000 is partially funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Governors Highway Safety Association.
This set of record linkage solutions from Strategic Matching is available to everyone.
LinkSolv can be used to prepare and link records for many different purposes:
Insurance Fraud: Link multiple insurance claims for the same person and event
Birth Complications: Link multiple birth records for the same mother
Locate Fugatives: Link open warrants to unemployment claims
Effects of Trauma: Link trauma records to birth records
Jury Pool: Link driver license records to voter registration records
Spousal Abuse: Link multiple trauma records for the same person
Treat for Stroke: Link ambulance run reports to stroke registry records
First, prepare your data for linkage by specifying standardization rules for each field. Strategic Matching provides several built-in methods for standardizing names, addresses, dates, times, locations, E-codes, etc. In addition, you can add custom methods written in Visual Basic.
Next, specify which fields to compare in order to select candidate record pairs and calculate the probability that each candidate pair is a true link. Strategic Matching provides several built-in methods for comparing field values that agree within a tolerance such as days between dates, minutes between times, miles between locations, etc.
Finally, validate your linkage results. Strategic Matching provides several tools for reviewing and analyzing linkage results in order to confirm their accuracy.
All solutions provided by Strategic Matching are Microsoft Access applications. You must purchase and install Microsoft Access 2002, 2003, or 2007 before you install software from Strategic Matching.
Your original data files do not have to be Access tables. They can be text files, Excel worksheets, SQL Server tables, SAS datasets, etc. Linkage results can be exported in the same format as your original data.
Query processing and data storage for record linkage can be done on your computer using Access or on a network server using SQL Server.
Microsoft, Access, and SQL Server are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. SAS is a trademark of SAS Institute Inc.