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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Search & Compare standardized profiles side-by-side
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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
>325 standardized database profiles
135 defined data fields
Profiles from 42 countries
List of Database Profiles
Browse our listing of >325 profiles from 42 countries
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B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA provides more than 300 healthcare database profiles from different countries. It allows users to compare various database profiles side-by-side.
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