Outcomes of an investment in administrative data infrastructure: An example of capacity building at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

Justine Orr, Mark Smith, Charles Burchill, Alan Katz, Randy Fransoo


Using the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy as an example, this commentary discusses how even small investments in population health data can create a multitude of research benefits. The authors highlight that through infrastructure development such as acquiring databases, facilitating access to data and developing data management practices, new, innovative research can be achieved at relatively low cost.


Data linkage; health care research; investments; population; health

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.107.5659