Advantages and problems with merging data bases

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This article presents the Israeli experience with merging different computerized files using a unique identifier. The advantages and disadvantages of this identifer are examined. Four types of problems are identified and some examples of use of an I.D. number as identifier are given. The desirability of merging files and confidentiality issues are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalComputers in Human Services
Issue number4
StatePublished - 20 Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Confidentiality
  • Data bases
  • Identifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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