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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Key Database Features
Types of databases include:
- Longitudinal EMR and claims
- Drug or disease specific cohorts
- National surveys
- National surveillance systems
- Spontaneous reporting systems
~375 standardized database profiles
135 defined data fields
Profiles from 48 countries
List of Database Profiles
Browse our listing of ~375 profiles from 48 countries
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The National Cancer Registry (NCR) commenced operations in January 2016. Accurate nationwide data obtained from NCR contribute to the planning and evaluation of cancer control in Japan.… more »
Active since 2001, the Swedish MS Registry (SMSreg) is a government-funded quality register designed to ensure optimal health care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). All Swedish… more »
Initiated in 2001, the Japan Nurses’ Health Study (JNHS) is a prospective cohort investigation of the effects of lifestyle and healthcare on women’s health. The primary purposes of the JNHS… more »
We are pleased to add the following profiles: MinaCare Database (Japan): MinaCare is a high-density, high-volume longitudinal database with medical claims data for ~3.5 million individuals… more »