CIHI developed the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) in consultation with the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB).
NPDUIS houses pan-Canadian prescription drug claims-level data, focusing primarily on publicly financed drug benefit programs. The database includes the following:
- Claims data — Cost and utilization information on prescribed drugs. This information is used to measure and analyze prescription drug use in Canada.
- Formulary data — Information on which drugs are included in public drug programs in Canada and how they are covered.
- Drug product information — Used to identify drug products in a standardized format.
- Plan information — An outline of the administrative policies of public drug plans or programs in Canada. This data may help explain differences in drug utilization patterns across the country.
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Information on NPDUIS
- Prescribed Drug Spending in Canada, 2017: A Focus on Public Drug Programs (Nov. 2017) (formerly Drug Expenditure in Canada)
- National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Plan Information Document, July 2017
- National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Database-Plan Information: Summary of Changes, July 2017
- Use of Antipsychotics Among Seniors Living in Long-Term Care Facilities, 2014 (Feb. 2016)
- Persistence and Compliance With Cardiovascular Drug Therapy Among Seniors (Feb. 2015)
- Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2012 (May 2014)
- Brief to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Jan. 2014)
- Adverse Drug Reaction–Related Hospitalizations Among Seniors, 2006 to 2011 (Mar. 2013)
- Drivers of Prescription Drug Spending in Canada (2012)
- The Use of Selected Psychotropic Drugs Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2001 to 2010 (Mar. 2012)
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