Record-Level Data Requests


Key Attributes

Service Standard


Straightforward requests for data that

  • Is readily/easily available
  • Uses known definitions
  • Requires a low level of new programming

Example: A facility requesting its own data cut based on CIHI's standard format

20 working days


Requests that

  • Require a moderate level of consultation and a moderate level of new programming
  • Can include one to five years of data
  • Can generally be fulfilled by data from a single database
  • Require very limited consultations or approval steps within CIHI

Example: Data set containing major trauma hospitalization cases involving unintentional falls, with several derived variables

40 working days

Very Complex

Requests that involve one or more of the following:

  • A high level of new programming
  • Linkage of patient records within or across CIHI databases
  • Multiple consultations between CIHI and the client
  • Moderate to high involvement of CIHI's methodology, classifications, privacy, legal or other support areas
  • Approval steps by bodies outside of CIHI

Example: Profiles and clinical assessment data for residents of continuing care facilities linked to their acute care readmission records

To be negotiated with the client