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Challenges in data linkage - experiences from an upper gastrointestinal cancer data linkage study

Nadia Khan, Liane Ioannou, Charles Pilgrim, Arul Earnest, Ashika Maharaj, Daniel Croagh, Danny Liew, David Atwood, Jennifer Holland, Jennifer Philip, Jon Emery, Maarten Ijzerman, Wendy Brown, John Zalcberg, Sue Evans

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

IntroductionNearly one quarter of a million Australian workers experience a work injury annually and make a benefit claim through one of the nation’s eleven workers’ compensation (WC) systems. The total cost to Australian society has most recently been estimated at $61.8 billion or 4.1% of GDP. The disaggregation of legislative responsibility between jurisdictions has contributed to a lack of common data standards, and thus minimal understanding of the efficiency or effectiveness of service provision in the Australian WC sector. Objectives and ApproachThis project developed a new multi-jurisdictional work disability database including detailed information on work disability duration, he..

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