What's new

The Estonian Drug Treatment Register was established in 2020. All health care providers treating drug dependence are required to send notification to the Register when starting or finishing a treatment episode. Each record contains personal identifiers (name and unique ID-code assigned to all residents of Estonia), socio-demographic characteristics, drugs used, date and code of diagnosis (ICD-10), as well as data on treatment episode.

The Registry for Monitoring Fetal Damage and Chromosomal Abnormalities contains information on birth defects since 1964. Data from the Swedish Medical Birth Register are available since 1973, and data from the Swedish Patient Register are available since 1987. This specific register contains information on newborns, live births and stillborn children, who have a gestational age of at least 22 completed weeks of pregnancy and who have congenital malformations, deformities and chromosomal abnormalities.

With data since 1987, the Estonian Tuberculosis (TB) Register is a population-based, centralized national register with standardized registration of all TB cases in Estonia. This TB Register is an electronic, person-based one with unique personal Estonian ID-codes, linking data with the Estonian Population Register, TB reference laboratory database, and Causes of Death Register. All data are cross-checked with health care providers.

We are getting the new year off to a good start by adding three new profiles. We hope to keep adding more profiles each month going forward.

Curious about what we do, how we decide on databases to profile, our whole process, etc.?

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.

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.