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Data Holding Title Year Description
HWDB Occupational Therapist Database Manual, Version 3.0 2013

Data submission specifications and data dictionary for the Occupational Therapist Database (OTDB) at CIHI.

HWDB Physiotherapist Database Manual, Version 2.0 2013

Data submission specifications and data dictionary for the Physiotherapist Database (PTDB) at CIHI.

HWDB Pharmacist Database Manual, Version 3.0 2013

Data submission specifications and data dictionary for the Pharmacist Database (PDB) at CIHI.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Submission Manual 2015-2016 2015-2016

Provides an overview of the DAD and NACRS data submission protocols and rules, including how to submit original records as well as corrections and deletions

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Submission Manual 2016-2017 2016-2017

Provides an overview of the DAD and NACRS data submission protocols and rules, including how to submit original records as well as corrections and deletions.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Submission Manual 2017-2018 2017-2018

Provides an overview of the DAD and NACRS data submission protocols and rules, including how to submit original records as well as corrections and deletions.

NACRS 2018–2019 changes to data collection requirements for DAD and NACRS 2017

Update on changes to data collection requirements for DAD and NACRS

NACRS 2018–2019 Updates to Care Transitions

Highlights of revisions to care transitions data collection requirements for 2018–2019, specifically changes made to the DAD Discharge Dispositions and NACRS Visit Dispositions data elements.

NPDB National Physician Database Data Submission Specifications Manual: Data Elements

Detailed description of the data elements and submission requirements for the National Physician Database.

NRS Easy Reference Guide to the National Rehabilitation Reporting System

This guide has step-by-step instructions for participating in the National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS), including collecting, submitting and accessing NRS data. 

NTR National and Ontario Trauma Registry Minimum Data Set

Includes demographic, diagnostic and procedural information on all admissions to acute care hospitals because of injury.

OTR National and Ontario Trauma Registry Minimum Data Set

Includes demographic, diagnostic and procedural information on all admissions to acute care hospitals because of injury.

OTR Ontario Trauma Registry Comprehensive Data Set 2010

Documentation used for data submissions.

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