Dataset National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)

Name:
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)  
Data Provider (source):

BC Ministry of Health

 
Description:

The National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) is a tool for collecting data and reporting on all levels of ambulatory care within Canada including emergency departments (EDs), day surgery, and medical and surgical day clinics within hospitals, the community and private clinics. NACRS facilitates comparisons and benchmarking across jurisdictions provincially and nationally through the use of standardized definitions and coding standards that adhere to national and international standards. In September 2010 the BC Ministry of Health (the Ministry) mandated the health authorities to work with Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to implement the NACRS Level 2 at fifteen high volume emergency departments across the province. NACRS Level 2 will provide patient level, demographic and wait time information and clinical data including presenting complaint and discharge diagnosis.

 
Purpose:
A tool for collecting data and reporting on all levels of ambulatory care including Emergency Departments (ED’s), day surgery, and medical and surgical day clinics within hospitals, the community and private clinics. 
Type of Data (select all that apply):
Health Care and Health Services 
Data Collection Method (select all that apply):
Individual Level Data 
Scope:
Provincial 
Identifiers used for linkage:
Personal Health Number, First Name, GivenName, Date of birth, Gender, Postal Code 
Access requiredments and conditions for Researchers and Projects:

Access Requirements and Conditions for the Researcher:

  • Details on the requirements for data access via PopData BC are available here: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/dataaccess/rdaf

Access Requirements and Conditions for the Research Project:

Access Process:

 
Contact:
Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit: dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca  
Inclusion:

The list of fields available for request is available on PopData’s website: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/data/health/nacrs

 
Exclusion:

n/a

 
Data is available from:
From 2012/2013 onwards 
More Information (including references):

Information on data changes over time, quality/accuracy/field coding source and other additional information is available on PopData’s website: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/data/health/nacrs

 
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[2019-02-07 09:27] Sarah Kesselring: Edited by Sarah Kesselring (skesselring)