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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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
~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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What our customers say
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA has been very helpful for initial screening data sources for a potential epi study. It provides broad, thorough, and detailed information on each database listed in the system. It has been a wonderful tool to have, especially for feasibility evaluation.
The number of databases featured continues to grow at a rapid pace, and each profile is complete. The B.R.I.D.G.E. staff is extremely helpful in helping you navigate the site for your specific research questions.
Congratulations for building B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA! Our recent exploration of available databases for the study of medications in pregnancy has given me firsthand experience of how difficult it can be to identify an appropriate database!
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 »