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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.

CJRR Canadian Joint Replacement Registry Hip Replacement Data Collection Form

Patient information sheet and consent form

NPDB National Physician Database Data Submission Specifications Manual: Data Elements

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

DAD 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.

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.

OTR Ontario Trauma Registry Comprehensive Data Set 2010

Documentation used for data submissions.

HWDB Health Human Resources Minimum Data Set Guide: Text File Format 2013

Standards for collecting, processing and reporting health human resources data.

HWDB Regulated Nurses Database Data Element List 2013

List of data elements on supply, distribution and practice characteristics of the three groups of regulated nursing professionals in Canada.

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.

CPCD Canadian Patient Cost Database Data Submission Specifications 2014

Canadian Patient Cost Database (CPCD) data submission specifications, effective June 2014.

CMSMS Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System Resource Manual: Data Dictionary 2014

Overview of the types of encounters, detailed data element definitions and reporting requirements for each data element; the guidelines for coding; and the valid values and rationale for inclusion in the CMSMS MDS.

DAD Public Submission Guidelines for Updating ICD-10-CA and CCI 2015

CIHI has established this public submission process to enhance accessibility to the updating process by all who are involved or interested in Canadian health care data.

NACRS Public Submission Guidelines for Updating ICD-10-CA and CCI 2015

CIHI has established this public submission process to enhance accessibility to the updating process by all who are involved or interested in Canadian health care data.

CCRS Public Submission Guidelines for Updating ICD-10-CA and CCI 2015

CIHI has established this public submission process to enhance accessibility to the updating process by all who are involved or interested in Canadian health care data.

HMDB Public Submission Guidelines for Updating ICD-10-CA and CCI 2015

CIHI has established this public submission process to enhance accessibility to the updating process by all who are involved or interested in Canadian health care data.

HMHDB Public Submission Guidelines for Updating ICD-10-CA and CCI 2015

CIHI has established this public submission process to enhance accessibility to the updating process by all who are involved or interested in Canadian health care data.

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