The search engine for
healthcare databases
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® is Your Connection to Healthcare Databases Worldwide - a unique non-profit online reference describing population healthcare databases for use in epidemiology and health outcomes research.
Drawing on decades of experience with databases, we developed this tool to allow users to identify key features and compare database profiles. This resource also serves as an educational tool for public health research and as a template for health systems planners to design or refine their healthcare data.
        
Benefits
Global

A centralized worldwide compendium of population database profiles

Comprehensive

In-depth database details, approved by database managers

Timely

Constantly growing number of up-to-date profiles

Structured

Efficient side-by-side comparison and analysis

Key Database Features
Types of databases include:

• Longitudinal EMR and claims
• Drug or disease specific cohorts
• Registries
• National surveys
• National surveillance systems
• Spontaneous reporting systems

233 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 33 countries
Continuously updated
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What our customers say

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA provides more than 100 health care database profiles from different countries. It allows user to compare various database profiles side-by-side.

Dewei She, PhD, Science Associate Director at Medimmune, Washington D.C.

It is impressive that your list is getting longer. The search engine (B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA) is useful when a researcher gets overview of various databases at a glance.

Kaori Nomura, RPh MPH, RAD-AR Council, Japan

This "database" of databases is very useful in my day-to-day activities as it allows me to find quickly which databases will fit the best regarding the research questions I have. It is very complete and contains information on countries for which it is sometimes difficult to find information elsewhere.

Patrice Verpillat, MD, PhD, Head of International Epidemiology Department at H. Lundbeck A/S, Paris Area, France

What's new

We are making strides towards adding new database profiles from more countries. We now have our first profile from Ukraine: National Cancer Registry of Ukraine. ... more »
The main goal of B.R.I.D.G.E. is to profile databases from around the world with the most current information. Although we try to include as many profiles as possible, we unfortunately cannot profile every database.... more »
The IMS LifeLink™ Longitudinal Rx (LRx) Database from Italy consists of dispensed reimbursed patient level prescription data collected through the retail pharmacy channel as well as select Distribution per account (DPC) channel.... more »
Based on user requests, we have updated the search logic for the “Drug Data” criterion. When you choose 'Yes' for the “Drug Data” field, all the database profiles with the following search results will appear as a 100% match: Yes ... more »