Data overview

The HiRID database contains a large selection of all routinely collected data relating to patient admissions to the Department of Intensive Care Medicine of the Bern University Hospital, Switzerland (ICU). The data was extracted from the ICU Patient Data Management System which is used to prospectively register patient health information, measurements of organ function parameters, results of laboratory tests and treatment parameters from ICU admission to discharge.

HiRID contains:

HiRID has a higher time resolution than other published datasets, most importantly for bedside monitoring with most parameters recorded every 2 minutes.

Anonymization procedure

To ensure the anonymization of individuals in the data set, we followed the procedures successfully applied for the MIMIC-III and AmsterdamUMCdb dataset which in turn adopted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and in the case of AmsterdamUMCdb also the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards.

Data content

The data is published as original source data as well as in two pre-processed states. The source data contains all raw variables, whereas the pre-processed data contains only a small subset of aggregated variables. Further information can be found here: