Discharge Abstract Database – National Ambulatory Care Reporting System – Ontario Mental Health Reporting System linked to Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database
2000 - 2021
SubjectsHealthMental health and well-being
New Hospitalization data linked to death data is now available in Research Data Centres across Canada. As part of its record linkage activities, Statistics Canada has linked the patient records in the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) and the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS), which are provided to Statistics Canada annually by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database. These linked data can be used to develop and validate health care indicators and perform survival and outcome analyses on acute hospital data.
The linking of Vital Statistic Death data with provincial administrative data held by CIHI creates a valuable dataset that can provide answers to important research questions that cannot be found in single administrative datasets alone. Statistics Canada has a long history of creating and using record linkages. Record linkage is an important and cost-effective statistical technique used to develop data products that support advanced research and provide insight on important social issues, such as health outcomes and disparities in subsectors of the Canadian population. The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) (2000/2001 to 2020/2021), the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) (2002/2003 to 2020/2021) and the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) (2005/2006 to 2020/2021) linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) (January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2020) dataset is now accessible at Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centres across the country.
|2000-2021||Discharge Abstract Database – National Ambulatory Care Reporting System – Ontario Mental Health Reporting System linked to Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database|
All publications (e.g. scientific articles, reports, dissertations, theses) and presentations based on a dataset available in the RDCs should include an acknowledgement of the support provided by granting councils (SSHRC, CIHR, CFI), Statistics Canada and host university. See a sample
Eric Comeau, Philip Leonard, and Neeru Gupta (2021).
Income inequalities and risk of early rehospitalization for diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure in the Canadian working age population
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Kelly Ann Renwick, Claudia Sanmartin, Kaberi Dasgupta, Lea Berrang-Ford, and Nancy Ross (2020).
The influence of low social support and living alone on premature mortality among aging Canadians
Canadian Journal of Public Health , 594 – 605
Charles Plante, Sharalynn Missiuna, and Cory Neudorf (2020).
Urban income-related health inequalities in Canada: City-level results in health system use and self-reported indicators / Les inégalités en santé urbaine liées au revenu au Canada : Résultats au niveau des villes d’indicateurs d’utilisation des systèmes de santé et d’indicateurs autodéclarés
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Longitudinal Immigration Database
Survey on Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals During the Pandemic
Longitudinal Administrative Databank – Discharge Administrative Databank linkage
Canadian Vital Statistics Death Data – Discharge Abstract Database – National Ambulatory Care Reporting System
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database