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Released: 2020-04-17

A new dataset is now available as a result of an exploratory initiative to enhance the use and harmonization of open data from municipal, regional, provincial, territorial and federal sources. An outcome of this exploratory work is the first version of the Open Database of Health Facilities (ODHF), which contains data on approximately 9,000 health care facilities across Canada. The purpose of this database is to contribute to the availability of harmonized and comprehensive open microdata on health care facilities in Canada.

Health facilities in the ODHF are classified into one of three facility types: ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities. The ODHF contains the following information for each health facility: name of the facility, source facility type (as contained in the data source), ODHF facility type, data provider, address of facility, city, province or territory, latitude and longitude, and an index number for each record.

Data were collected from November 2019 to March 2020. The database leverages both open and publicly available data.

For more information on this initiative and to access the data, visit the Open Database of Health Facilities (Catalogue number13260001).

  Note to readers

The Open Database of Health Facilities was made possible by the ongoing efforts of organizations that produce and maintain open data and by the cooperation with Statistics Canada of organizations that have either given permission to include their publicly available data or directly provided their data for release as open data. The contribution and help of these organizations are gratefully acknowledged. The comments and feedback received from Indigenous Services Canada are also greatly appreciated.

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The Open Database of Health Facilities (Catalogue number13260001) is now available online.

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