Dataset Candian Primary Care Sentinel Surveilance Network (CPCSSN)

Candian Primary Care Sentinel Surveilance Network (CPCSSN) 
Data Provider (source):

The Candian Primary Care Sentinel Surveilance Network (CPCSSN)


The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is Canada’s first multi-disease surveillance system based on primary care electronic medical record (EMR) data. The data comes from physicians participating in 10 practice based research networks across Canada, extracted from multiple EMR systems.  The data is extracted quarterly, mapped to a common database structure then cleaned and coded.   Case detection algorithms are run against the dataset to identify individuals with one or more of eight chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, depression, chronic obstructive lung disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy).

Research, Practice Quality Improvement, Chronic Disease Surveillance 
Type of Data (select all that apply):
Health Care and Health Services 
Data Collection Method (select all that apply):
Individual Level Data 
Identifiers used for linkage:
Personal Health Number 
Access requiredments and conditions for Researchers and Projects:

Access requirements for researchers and research projects can be found at:

To access CPCSSN data, a letter of intent for a proposed study should be prepared and sent to the Research and Surveilance Committee via email at or phone 613.533.9300 ext 73934. 

email:; phone: 613.533.9300 ext 73934.  

Patient  Demographics, Family history, Billing, Encounters, Encounter diagnosis, Allergies and intollerances, Health Conditions, Laboratory results, Physical exams, Medical procedures, Vaccinations, Medications (ordered), Risk factors.  Calculated disease cases, disease case indictors. 


Patient identifiers and identifying information. 

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