The WA Data Linkage BranchThe specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data. has created some material for use in presentations about the WA Data LinkageA complex technique for connecting data records within and between datasets using demographic data (e.g. name, date of birth, address, sex, medical record number). Also called ‘Record Linkage’ or ‘Linkage’. Branch and DataCan refer to: (1) the demographic data used in the Data Linkage process; or (2) information pertaining to services provided to people or their clinical information (available only from Data Custodians, including via CARES). Linkage. 

There are nine slides available, they may be dowloaded through the links below:

  1. The WA Data Linkage System and the Data Linkage Branch 
  2. About Data Linkage
  3. Which Datasets Are Linked
  4. Separation Principle
  5. Data Linkage Process
  6. Linked Data Extraction Process
  7. Geocoding
  8. Family Connections
  9. Derived Indigenous Status Flag

Please feel free to utilise these images in presentations relating to the WA Data Linkage Branch and Data Linkage; we ask that you do not modify these images, and acknowledge the WA Data Linkage Branch as their source.