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Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System

Alternate Titles(s): SPARCS

UID: 10006

The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) is a comprehensive data reporting system established in 1979 as a result of cooperation between the health care industry and government. SPARCS currently collects patient level detail on patient characteristics, diagnoses and treatments, services, and charges for every hospital discharge, ambulatory surgery patient, and emergency department admission in New York State. The SPARCS data sources are inpatient, and outpatient (Ambulatory Surgery - AS and Emergency Department - ED) information.
1982 - Present
Geographic Coverage
New York (state)
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Access via SPARCS

Public Use Data

Access via SPARCS

Limited & Identifiable Data

Access Restrictions
NYU Langone Health Only
Access Instructions

SPARCS Public Use Data is available and is used to power the Health Data Query System, a public tool that summarizes public use SPARCS discharge data in statistics tables.

SPARCS Limited Data contains indirect identifiers that are deemed identifiable according to HIPAA standards, and Limited Data requests are reviewed by SPARCS Operations staff. SPARCS Identifiable data contains direct identifiers and requests are reviewed by the data review group. To apply for Limited and Identifiable Data, complete the SPARCS Limited and Identifiable Data Request Form (DOH-5132) .

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