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The goal of NESARC-III was to gather data needed to assess alcohol use & associated problems in the general population, identify subgroups of population at risk for alcohol use disorders and other alcohol-related problems, refine etiologic hypotheses, and form the basis of scientific evidence-based policies and prevention programs.

We have been busy! In addition to many more updates, we just uploaded three new profiles in the last couple weeks:

  • Primary Care Database Curitiba
  • Private Healthcare Claims – D-TISS

If you are already a subscriber to our resource, do check out these profiles. If you do not have access but would like to give B.R.I.D.G.E.

Dr. William Rogers, husband of the late Dr. Judith K. Jones, honored her at the 38th International Conference of Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE) and made a presentation to showcase her life and accomplishments. Dr. Jones left behind a donation that was made to the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) so that the society may annually award up to two ISPE members making a demonstrable impact on public health through their work in pharmacoepidemiology.

The IQVIA LRx Claims: Slovakia database consists of computerized reimbursed prescription records at the anonymized patient level, collected from payers / Ministry of Health.

This claims database has data since 2015 with a total number of 4.5 Million patients (Hospital inpatients, Hospital outpatients, Office-based outpatients).

Since the 1980s, we have continued (in one form or another) our mission to improve healthcare research through the dissemination of comprehensive information on population health care data sources. From the original RAD-AR handbooks (Risk Assessment of Drugs-Analysis & Response) in the 80s, to B.R.I.D.G.E. ON-LINE launched in 2000, to B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® launched in 2009, our nonprofit organization continues to maintain this goal. This month marks a major milestone – we just added our 375th profile!!

The Manitoba Population Health Research Data Cardiac Surgical Database (Canada) was created to describe the cardiac surgery population and to provide individual reports for each surgeon informing them of patient population characteristics and post-operative complication rates. Starting in April 1995, information includes detailed surgical data, i.e., patient admission, history, and diagnosis data.

As of Aug 2022 the HCEI/RWD (Health, Clinic, and Education Information Evaluation Institute / Real World Data Co., Ltd) database contains the records of 25 million patients from 229 medical institutions across Japan. The stored information includes demographic data, diagnoses, prescriptions, procedures, and laboratory results from both outpatient and inpatient services.