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. (NOTE: This site does not contain any proprietary data or actual datasets from any healthcare database.)
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

The B.R.I.D.G.E. staff is extremely helpful in helping you navigate the site for your specific research questions.

Vickie Pon, PharmD candidate, Health Sciences and Policy Research Pathway Student at UCSF School of Pharmacy, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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

Congratulations for building B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA! Our recent exploration of available databases for the study of medications in pregnancy has given me firsthand experience of how difficult it can be to identify an appropriate database!

Susan Sinclair Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Program UNCW, Wilmington, NC

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 »