ISPOR International Digest of Databases

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The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) has developed an electronic index (digest) of 400 databases from 45 countries.  The Digest consists of key attributes of health care databases.  It is grouped by country and allows both key word searches and searches by type of database.

The Digest is an invaluable source of information for health care outcomes researchers around the world.  This information is also very useful to health care decision makers, clinicians, and ultimately, patients.

If your organization has a health care database that could be included in the ISPOR International Digest of Databases, please complete the questionnaire at: Health Care Database Key Attributes Questionnaire. 

If you have any recommendations on health care database organizations to contact regarding participation in the Digest, please email us at

This Digest was an initiative of the ISPOR Retrospective Database Special Interest Group.  We would like to thank the co-chairs Carl Asche PhD, Associate Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and Gordon Cummins MS, National Account Manager, Surveillance Data Inc., Farmington, MO, USA and the ISPOR Retrospective Database SIG for their vision and guidance in the development of this initiative.