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.

        
Benefits
Global

A centralized worldwide compendium of population database profiles

Comprehensive

In-depth database details, approved by database managers

Timely

Constantly growing number of up-to-date profiles

Structured

Efficient side-by-side comparison and analysis

Key Database Features
Types of databases include:

• Longitudinal EMR and claims
• Drug or disease specific cohorts
• Registries
• National surveys
• National surveillance systems
• Spontaneous reporting systems

273 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 37 countries
Continuously updated
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What our customers say

This "database" of databases is very useful in my day-to-day activities as it allows me to find quickly which databases will fit the best regarding the research questions I have. It is very complete and contains information on countries for which it is sometimes difficult to find information elsewhere.

Patrice Verpillat, MD, PhD, Group Director Epidemiology Oncology & Analytics at Boehringer Ingelheim, Paris Area, France

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.

Kate Lapane, PHD, Associate Dean of Clinical and Population Health Research, UMASS Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

“I learned from my own experience that both in academia and pharmaceutics prompt identification and selection of an adequate database is very important. In academic setting analyzing the data from registries is particularly of great advantage in countries with limited financial resources for research which requires significant investment. In pharmaceuticals there is an increasing request from regulatory authorities for companies to conduct post-authorization safety studies. B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA contains detailed descriptions of databases from more than 35 countries, including descriptions of pregnancy registries. It is impressive that using B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA one can find information on databases even from small countries. The fact that B.R.I.D.G.E. has information on the Serbian Pharmacovigilance Database speaks for itself.”

Katarina Ilic MD PhD MPH, Global Drug Safety Executive, Drug Safety/Pharmacology/Clinical Pharmacology, CA

What's new

We are pleased to add the following 2 US database profiles: - Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD); - Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results – Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) ... more »
Dr. Freedman is the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch Chief of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, part of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute of NIH.... more »
Our 270th and 271st DB profiles are Health Nutrition & Population Statistics (HNPS) Database (USA) and the German Health Risk Institute (HRI) Database (Germany). ... more »
Our first profile from Iran, Tabriz Registry of Congenital Anomalies (TRoCA), is our 41st registry with birth defect data. TRoCA is a hospital-based registry in the city of Tabriz and includes births and children in the northwest of Iran.... more »