About this Data
The New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) is a comprehensive data reporting system started in 1979. Initially created to collect data on hospital discharges, SPARCS today collects patient level data on patient characteristics, diagnoses and treatments, services provided, and charges from both inpatient and outpatient facilities in New York State. SPARCS offers three levels of data access: public, limited, and identifiable. Public use data is openly available, while limited or identifiable data requires an application.