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.
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Scan recent publications & administrative contacts for each database
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Search & Compare standardized profiles side-by-side
Access most up-to-date profiles verified by database managers
Identify population healthcare databases worldwide
Key Database Features
Types of databases include:
- Longitudinal EMR and claims
- Drug or disease specific cohorts
- National surveys
- National surveillance systems
- Spontaneous reporting systems
321 standardized database profiles
135 defined data fields
Profiles from 42 countries
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.
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.
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is a tool which offers a shortcut between scientists and data for research. It allows the pharmaceutical community to gain time finding databases.
The National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) replaced the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) in 2011. It provides information to assess the health of the p
These three longitudinal population databases from Europe contain hospital dispensing records from their respective countries.