The promise of record linkage for assessing the uptake of health services in resource constrained settings : a pilot study from South Africa

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Kabudula, CW; Clark, BD; Gomez-Olive, FX; Tollman, S; Menken, J; Reniers, G;
  • Publisher: MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana
  • Journal: volume 14,issue 1,pages71-71issn: 1471-2288, eissn: 1471-2288
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4041350, doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-71
  • Subject: Epidemiology | Research Article | Record linkage | Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) | Population surveillance | Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology | Health facilities | South Africa | Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi

Background: Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) have been instrumental in advancing population and health research in low-and middle-income countries where vital registration systems are often weak. However, the utility of HDSS would be enhanced if their ... View more