The British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR) contains data abstracted from obstetrical and neonatal medical records on nearly 100% of births in the province of British Columbia from over 60 hospitals as well as births occurring at home attended by BC registered midwives. Capturing approximately 45,000 births per year, the BCPDR also collects data on maternal postpartum readmissions up to 42 days post delivery and baby transfers and readmissions up to 28 days after birth.
The BCPDR has collected full provincial data from across BC since April 1, 2000 and currently contains records for nearly 700,000 births and deliveries.
Rigorous data quality checks and business rules are applied to the data received by Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) to ensure a high level of data integrity and data consistency.
PSBC supports health care providers, leaders, researchers, and policymakers in their work to improve maternal, fetal, and neonatal health. We are committed to providing access to the data in the custody of PSBC for bona fide, public-interest research purposes, surveillance, program delivery, and evaluation.
Perinatal Services BC collects personal information only as authorized under section 26 (e) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, other legislation and PHSA's Privacy and Confidentiality Policy. Information is collected for the purposes of supporting health care providers, leaders, researchers, and policymakers in their work to improve maternal, fetal, and neonatal health. This includes work carried out for purposes of research, surveillance, program delivery, and evaluation. We take all reasonable steps to make sure personal information is treated confidentially, is used only for the intended purpose and securely stored. For questions regarding collection, use or disclosure of personal information, please contact the Manager for Clinical Data Integrity, Privacy and Access at (604) 877-2121 extension 223761 or business address: Perinatal Services BC, Suite 350 – West Tower, 555 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7.