Data Prospector BC - Inventory of Linkable Data

This inventory provides overview information for researchers on datasets that can be requested for research purposes (via PopData or elsewhere). To see the information for a specific dataset please click on the dataset name in the table below. If you have questions about the inventory or would like to have your dataset(s) listed here, please contact Sarah Kesselring at sarah.kesselring@popdata.bc.ca

Name: Data Provider (source): Data is available from: Contact:
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

2001 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
PharmaCare

BC Ministry of Health

January 1, 1986 to January 1, 1995. Population Data BC's Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
PharmaNet

BC Ministry of Health

January 1, 1996 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Cerner

Performance Measurement & Reporting (PMR), Provincial Health Services Authority

July 2008 PMR@phsa.ca
Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research & Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Data are available from the Baseline data collection, which was completed in 2015. The dataset includes alphanumeric data from the 50,000+ participants who completed baseline telephone and in-home interviews, as well as physical assessments, images related to bone, eye and vascular health, and hematological data collected from the 30,000 Comprehensive cohort participants. Data from the first follow-up are expected to be released in spring of 2019. access@clsa-elcv.ca
Candian Primary Care Sentinel Surveilance Network (CPCSSN)

The Candian Primary Care Sentinel Surveilance Network (CPCSSN)

2006 email: marissab@cpcssn.org; phone: 613.533.9300 ext 73934.
Discharge Abstract Database

Canadian Institute for Health Information

1994 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Patient Centred Measurement – Acute Inpatient 2016/17 Survey

Data steward: BC Ministry of Health. Data source: Fraser Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Island Health Authority, Interior Health Authority, Northern Health Authority and the Provincial Health Services Authority. 

September 1 2016 - March 31 2017 Population Data BC's Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)

BC Ministry of Health

From 2012/2013 onwards Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Mental Health

BC Ministry of Health

April 1, 1986 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Medical Services Plan (MSP) Payment Information File

BC Ministry of Health

April 1, 1985 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Home and Community Care

BC Ministry of Health

January 1, 1990 dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Discharge Abstract Database (Hospital Separations file)

BC Ministry of Health

April 1, 1985 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Vital Statistics Births

BC Vital Statistics Agency

January 1, 1985 Population Data BC's Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Vital Statistics Deaths

BC Vital Statistics Agency

January 1, 1985 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Vital Statistics Marriages

BC Vital Statistics Agency

January 1, 1985 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Vital Statistics Stillbirths

BC Vital Statistics Agency

January 1, 1985 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Permanent Residents Data

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

January 1, 1985 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
BC Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR)

Perinatal Services BC

April 1, 2000 - March 31, 2017 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Early Development Instrument (EDI)

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

1999 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Middle Development Instrument (MDI)

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

2010 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
WorkSafeBC Claims and Firm Level files

WorkSafeBC 

January 1, 1981 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

1994 (Quebec day surgery data included as of 2012–2013) Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

2000 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) - Hospital Care

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Longitudinal data is available from 2003 onwards. Prior to 2003, limited data is available for Ontario hospitals only. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) - Community Care

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Longitudinal data is available from 2003 onwards. Prior to 2003, limited data is available for Ontario hospitals only. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
The Home Care Reporting System (HCRS)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Longitudinal data is available from 2006 onwards. Prior to 2006, limited data is available for some organizations only. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

from the 2003-2004 fiscal year onwards Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Longitudinal data is available from 2005-2006 onwards. Prior to 2005-2006, limited data is available for some organizations only. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

1981 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
National Trauma Registry (NTR)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

1994/95 – 2012/13 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca or ntr@cihi.ca
Ontario Trauma Registry (OTR)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

For the three component datasets, data is available from the following years: ? Minimum Data Set (MDS): 1994–1995 ? Comprehensive Data Set (CDS): 1999–2000 ? Death Data Set (DDS): 1986–1987 to 2005–2006 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

From: Data from 2003–2004 onward is available for data requests. CJRR data is collected on a fiscal-year basis (based on surgery date), running from April 1 to March 31. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Medical Imaging Technology Database (MITDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

With the exception of 2008, information was collected every year from 2003 to 2011. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System (CMSMS)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

September 2012 to database closure in April 2016. CMSMS data received prior to database closure can be accessed via CIHI’s custom data access process. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Claims data from NPDUIS is available for up to 12 months from the current month. Availability of historical claims and formulary data varies by jurisdiction, and goes back to 2000 for some provinces. Additional details are available on the NPDUIS website in the Data availability section. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
National Physician Database (NPDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

1989/90 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Scott’s Medical Database (SMDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

1978 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Health Workforce Database (HWDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

The availability of record-level data varies by professional group. Some data is available to 1980, for registered nurses, and from the 2000s for other groups. Aggregate-level data also varies by professional group. Additional details on record- and aggregate-level availability are available on the HWDB website in the Data coverage and data availability section. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
National Health Expenditure Database (NHEX)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

From 1975. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Canadian Management Information System Database Metadata (CMDB)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Data from 1995 onwards is available from CIHI. Historic data, from 1932/33 to 1994/95 is available from Statistics Canada under the name Annual Return of Health Care Facilities – Hospitals. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Canadian Patient Cost Database (CPCD)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Data is available from 2004/05. Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
Wait Times

Canadian Institute for Health Information

2008 Phone: 1-613-241-5543 Email: help@cihi.ca
BC Generations Project

BC Cancer, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority

2009 Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca
Pre-hospital and inter-facility patient care information file

BC Emergency Health Services

2010 BCEHS Research via Julie Wei: julie.wei@bcehs.ca or Peter Thorpe: peter.thorpe@bcehs.ca
Panorama Public Health Information System

BC Centre for Disease Control

January 1, 2011 (availability may vary depending on data type) datarequest@bccdc.ca
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

BC Centre for Disease Control

Jan 1 2013 (availability may vary depending on data type) datarequest@bccdc.ca
BCCDC Public Health Laboratory

BCCDC Public Health Laboratory

February 1, 2006 datarequest@bccdc.ca