Methodology used for "Software for Automated Linkage in Italy" (SALI)

Luigino Dal Maso, Claudia Braga, Silvia Franceschi

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Linkage of epidemiological registries can provide cost-effective information on the associations between different diseases or exposures in the population under study and on completeness of surveillance system databases. We describe the program SALI (software for automated linkage in Italy) aimed at matching individual records from medium-sized registries (in the order of 100,000 records), where the desired outcome is to miss as few links as possible and, because of low link-likelihood (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biomedical Informatics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • AIDS
  • Cancer registries
  • Clipper
  • dBase
  • Epidemiology
  • Italy
  • Linkage
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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