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 49 countries
List of Database Profiles
Browse our listing of ~375 profiles from 49 countries
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B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® serves as a global leader in providing rich information on data resources available for public health research, especially in pharmaco- and other medical product epidemiology, and health economics. As a portal to identify and learn more about data sets and their content available for this research, B.R.I.D.G.E. is a must-have for those trying to find the best data available to answer research questions relating to medicines and other therapeutic and diagnostic products.
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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… more »
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… more »
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… more »
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… more »