Types of ICES data



ICES holds several kinds of data in the following categories:

1. Health Services Administrative Data

  • Physician billings
  • Prescription drug claims for those 65 and older
  • Inpatient hospital discharges
  • Emergency and ambulatory care visits
  • Home care and rehabilitation claims
  • Long-term care visits

2. People and Geography 

  • Population estimates
  • Canada census profiles
  • Death records
  • All Ontarians eligible for health care benefits 

3. Special Collections 

  • Registries (cancer, stroke, cardiac care)
  • First Nations and Métis
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Federal immigration information

4. Derived Conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

5. Survey Data

  • Health Surveys

6. Clinical Data

  • Patient information collected with consent in primary clinical studies
  • Supplementary clinical data from individual hospitals and other institutions

7. Chart Abstraction Data

  • Information on processes and quality of care collected directly from patients’ charts
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