National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Database (NPDUIS)

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National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Database

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

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