Health care and health services data

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Data Set: Medical Services Plan (MSP) Payment Information File

Description: Data on medically necessary services provided by fee-for-service practitioners to individuals covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP), BC's universal insurance program. Practitioners are separated into: physicians, supplementary benefit practitioners (physiotherapists, massage practitioners, naturopathic physicians, etc.), and out-of-province practitioners.
Date Range: April 1, 1985 onwards

Data Set: PharmaCare

Description: PharmaCare is BC's public drug insurance program that assists BC residents in paying for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies.
Date Range: January 1, 1985 onwards

Data Set: Discharge Abstract Database (Hospital Separations)

Description: Data on discharges, transfers and deaths of in-patients and day surgery patients from acute care hospitals in BC.
Date Range: April 1, 1985 onwards

Data Set: Home & Community Care (Continuing Care)

Description: Information on transactions for individuals receiving services paid by the Continuing Care Division, BC Ministry of Health Services. Transactions relate to clients who are publicly-funded residents of long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, family care homes and group homes, clients in adult daycare programs, and clients receiving home care and home support services.
Date Range: January 1, 1990 onwards

Data Set: Mental Health

Description: The Mental Health data set contains administrative data in several files that were created using tables in the Mental Health Data Warehouse (MHDW). The mental health data we have are the Minimum Reporting Requirement (MRR) tables from the MHDW at the Ministry of Health Services. The MRR is now the requirement for all HAs in reporting on all patient/clients receiving mental health services in the community. The mental health data are a snapshot from a continuously updated relational database system with files such as client, care episodes, and service events.
Date Range: April 1, 1986 onwards

Data Set: BC Cancer Registry Data

Description: Information on all cancers (of BC residents at diagnosis) reported to the BCCA.
Date Range: January 1, 1985 onwards

Data Set: BC Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR)

Description: The BC Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR) captures maternal, fetal, and neonatal data for an estimated 99% of all births that occur in BC. The BCPDR captures data for both the mother (Delivery episode, Postpartum Transfer/Readmissions ≤42 days) and the baby (Baby Newborn episode, Baby Transfer/Readmissions ≤28 days).
Date range: April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2014


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