created Jan 29, 2013
updated Mar 12, 2015
This dataset is a summary of hospital inpatient discharges from every hospital including Article 28 facilities; Ambulatory Surgery and Emergency Department visits, from the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS). The data is rolled up by patient county of residence. This dataset was modified in September 2013 to be in sync with the release of the Hospital Inpatient Discharges (SPARCS De- Identified) datasets. Please refer to the data dictionary for information on the current data available. The SPARCS data has been divided into two distinct datasets, Hospital Discharges by Patient County of Residence and Hospital Discharges by Facility to preserve the confidentiality of identifiable individual information. This dataset does not include facility names. For more information, check out http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/sparcs/ or go to the "About" tab.