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

269 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 36 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 has been very helpful for initial screening data sources for a potential epi study. It provides broad, thorough, and detailed information on each database listed in the system. It has been a wonderful tool to have, especially for feasibility evaluation.

Jihong Zong, MD, PhD, Director, Global Epidemiology, Therapeutic Area Head Oncology, Bayer HealthCare

“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

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 »
Did you know our subscribers have access to a comprehensive alphabetized Glossary for terms used in the database profiles?... more »
We are having a great time at ICPE this year and even had a visit from Dr. Ulf Bergman, one of our Advisory Board members from Sweden. Stop by Booth#15 to enter our drawing for FREE Access or try your own database search. ... more »
From the United States: Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE); From Israel: Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) Registry; ... more »