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CVSD-DAD-NACRS (Canadian Vital Statistics Death Data - Discharge Abstract Database - National Ambulatory Care Reporting System)

Description

As part of its data integration activities, Statistics Canada updated the linked data from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) to hospitalization information by adding more years and datasets. The data includes information from the CVSD from 2008 to 2017, and is linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) from 2004/05 to 2017/18, to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) from 2004/05 to 2017/18 and now to the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) from 2006/07 to 2017/18.
 
CIHI is collaborating with Statistics Canada to make the integrated data available in the Research Data Centers (RDC) and to support researchers using the file.
 
The integration of death data with 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 to integrate datasets. Data integration is an important and cost-effective statistical technique used to develop data products that can be used to address important data gaps such as to broaden our understanding of health care service usage patterns during the period leading up to the end of life.
 
For any CVSD_DAD_NACRS_OMHRS related questions please contact your local Research Data Centre.