Administrative Health Data, Health Policy Research, Qualitative Research, Big Data, Canada
In Canada, most provinces have established administrative health data repositories to facilitate access to these data for research. Anecdotally, researchers have described delays and substantial inter-provincial variations in the timeliness of data access approvals and receipt of data. Currently, the reasons for these delays and variations in timeliness are not well understood. This paper provides a study protocol for (1) identifying the factors affecting access to administrative health data for research within select Canadian provinces, and (2) comparing factors across provinces to assess whether and how they contribute to inter-provincial variations in access to administrative health data for research.
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Cynthia Kendell et al, "Factors Affecting Access to Administrative Health Data for Research in Canada: A Study Protocol" (2021) 6:1 Intl J Population Data Science.