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

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

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!

Susan Sinclair Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Program UNCW, Wilmington, NC

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.

Vickie Pon, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist at OptumRx, Irvine, CA

“I highly recommend researchers in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and related disciplines to use B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA to identify a suitable database which will meet the needs of their research. Also pharmaceutical companies should look more often at the databases described by B.R.I.D.G.E. if they are required to conduct PASS studies.”

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

What's new

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 271st and 272nd 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 »
The Kantar Health Epi Database® is our 269th database profile and provides epidemiology data with estimates from 2005 to 2040 for the G7 countries plus six key emerging countries. ... more »