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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 record data linkage activities, Statistics Canada has linked the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database with patient records in the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS). This integrated dataset that can be used to characterize the intensity of end-of-life care in persons with life-threatening conditions and to identify patient, disease and healthcare factors associated with variations in care intensity and location of death. 
 
The Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) (January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2014) was linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) (2004/2005 to 2014/2015) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) (2004/2005 to 2014/2015).