Definition: Consistent items
Within a process of matching, the values of a variable, referring to the same unit, that are logically and/or numerically coherent across different sources. According to the level of accuracy required, values can be considered consistent even within a certain tolerance.
European Statistical System (ESS), "Admin Data Glossary. Definitions adopted for certain terms related to the use of administrative data for producing business statistics", ESSnet Admin Data (Overview of MSs’ Existing Practices in the Uses of Administrative Data for Business Statistics), Deliverable 1.1, 2013