created Oct 03, 2013
updated Mar 12, 2015
The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Inpatient De-identified downloadable file contains discharge level detail on patient characteristics, diagnoses, treatments, services, and charges. This data file contains basic record level detail for the discharge. The de-identified data file does not contain data that is protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA. The health information is not individually identifiable; all data elements considered identifiable have been redacted. For example, the direct identifiers regarding a date have the day and month portion of the date removed. For more information check out:http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/sparcs/.