DAD and NACRS Data Submission Manual, 2013–2014

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Bulletin: DAD and NACRS Data Submission Manual, 2013–2014 (PDF)

April 26, 2013—The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is pleased to provide its clients with the new 2013–2014 DAD and NACRS Submission Manual. This manual highlights submission practices for the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), providing clear examples of where similarities and differences exist.

Accessing the Manual

For Core Plan Clients

The DAD and NACRS Submission Manual is posted on the DAD/NACRS Abstracting Manual Application.

If you have not yet registered with CIHI's Client Services, you will need to create an account by selecting "Create a profile."

If you are registered but do not have the DAD/NACRS Abstracting Manual Application, please contact the Central Client Services team ( to request that this application be added to your available services.

For All Other Clients

If you are not a Core Plan subscriber, you can order the DAD Abstracting Manual and the NACRS Abstracting Manual on the estore. Add the manual to your cart and then sign in using your user ID and password.

Contact the order desk by phone (613-241-7860) or by email ( if you do not have an account or if you require assistance with ordering.

For technical support, please contact CIHI’s eSupport Desk at 613-241-5543 or


Please submit questions regarding the content of the DAD and NACRS Submission Manual to the Clinical Administrative Databases (CAD) team via CIHI’s eQuery tool, available through the Applications link on CIHI’s website.

Please submit feedback regarding the new DAD and NACRS Submission Manual to the CAD team by sending an email to with the subject “Manual Feedback.”

Distribution: All participating DAD and NACRS facilities, DAD and NACRS software vendors, ministries/departments of health, Statistics Canada/Health Canada