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The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Inpatient De-identified dataset contains discharge level detail on patient characteristics, diagnoses, treatments, services, and charges. This data contains basic record level detail regarding the discharge; however the data does not contain protected health information (PHI) under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The health information is not individually identifiable; all data elements The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Inpatient De-identified dataset contains discharge level detail on patient characteristics, diagnoses, treatments, services, charges and costs. This data contains basic record level detail regarding the discharge; however the data does not contain protected health information (PHI) under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (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. A downloadable file with this data is available for ease of download at: https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/NYSDOH-Hospital-Inpatient-Discharges-SPARCS-De-Ide/9ix8-j96h. For more information check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/sparcs/ or go to the “About” tab.

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Data Provided By
New York State Department of Health
Source Link
http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/sparcs/
Dataset Summary
Organization
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Time Period
2009
Posting Frequency
Annually
Data Frequency
Monthly
Dataset Owner
Bureau of Health Informatics
Coverage
Statewide
Granularity
Discharge
Units
Discharge
Notes
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Discharges that are identified as Abortion will have some information redacted; Zip Code, Age, Facility ID, Facility Name, Health Service Area, Hospital County, Operating Certificate, and all provider license numbers. Patient zip code is limited to the first three digits. For population size less than 20,000 then blank.
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The de-identified data contains basic record level detail; it does not contain data that is protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA. The health information contained in the file is not individually identifiable; all data elements that are considered identifiable have been redacted. Secondary diagnoses and procedures, as well as revenue codes have been excluded from this file.When interpreting New York’s data, it is important to keep in mind that variations in cost may be attributed to many factors. Some of these include overall volume, teaching hospital status, facility specific attributes, geographic region and quality of care provided. Additionally, costs derived from billing data are based upon a ratio that is submitted by a facility to the state and may not necessary reflect a final price of the service delivered. Cost data presented in this dataset was calculated using facility specific 2010 audited RCCs file.
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Health, Department of
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