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Resource Spotlight: Incidence & Prevalence Database

14 March 2018 - 3:44pm by Caitlin Meyer

Welcome to Resource Spotlight! The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides access to an incredible array of databases, e-book collections, software and more. In this series of posts, we’ll be showcasing highlights from our collection.

In this edition of Resource Spotlight, we’ll be looking at the Incidence & Prevalence Database (IPD). Made available by Clarivate Analytics, IPD is a compendium of global epidemiological data from hundreds of sources. The collection of data is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of your research topic - whether that be incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, trends, cost, risk-factors, or disease classifications. 

The sources integrated into IPD include government reports, medical journals, market investment reports, medical and scientific associations, national and international healthcare surveys, trade journals, database audits, and industry contacts. The website is updated monthly with new information and government statistics are typically updated annually. 

In addition to the data sets procured from sources mentioned above, IPD also features: 

  • Hundreds of “Article Reviews”, where expert analysts condense information into digestible pieces
  • “IPD Summaries”, tables of worldwide and regional incidence and prevalence data 
  • A self-produced “Global Incidence and Prevalence Report with Map”
  • Information on U.S. patient discharges

IPD offers some advanced searching functionality that allows users to search by countries or regions, by certain publication criteria (author, title, date), by ICD Code, or by their controlled vocabulary of keywords. 

The Incidence & Prevalence Database may be useful to those involved in clinical research, public health, market research, product development, business development, and more. 

Start exploring the Incidence & Prevalence Database today!

For questions on how to best use IDP, feel free to contact Public Health Librarian Kate Nyhan.