CIHI developed the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Database in consultation with the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB).
The NPDUIS Database houses pan-Canadian information on public drug programs. The database includes the following:
- Claims data — cost and payment 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 the NPDUIS Database
- Prescribed Drug Spending in Canada, 2016: A Focus on Public Drug Programs (Dec. 2016) (formerly Drug Expenditure in Canada)
- National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Plan Information Document, July 2016
- National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Database-Plan Information: Summary of Changes, July 2016
- Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2012 (May 2014)
- Drivers of Prescription Drug Spending in Canada (2012) (PDF)
- The Use of Selected Psychotropic Drugs Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2001 to 2010 (Mar. 2012)
- Privacy Impact Assessment (2011)
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