The process of bringing together from two or more different sources, data that relate to the same individual, family, place or event). Example: linkage may be used to bring together information about an individual’s health status, prescription drug use, and social media habits. SYNONYM. Linkage. RELATED TERM. Data integrationREFERENCE. Holman, C. D. J., Bass, A. J., Rosman, D. L., Smith, M. B., Semmens, J. B., Glasson, E. J.,… Stanley, F. J. (2008) A decade of data linkage in Western Australia: Strategic design, applications and benefits of the WA data linkage system. Australian Health Review, 32(4), 766-777.