Facility Race/Ethnicity Concordance Reports

The reports in this section are the result of concordance analysis performed on SPARCS data elements for race and ethnicity, using data linked between SPARCS and Medicaid and between SPARCS and Vital Statistics. Concordance analysis produces a rate which is an indicator of how well (or poorly) a facility is coding race or ethnicity within SPARCS compared to either Medicaid or Vital Statistics. This rate is the correct observations as a percentage of the compared observations.

SPARCS linked to Medicaid was done for 2012 data. Medicaid data provides a more complete coding for race and ethnicity based on it having a higher rate of self-reporting. It also supports the ability to report multiple races per member. In this set, newborns and mothers were removed from the comparison, as Vital Statistics provides a more complete record for these cases.

SPARCS linked to Vital Statistics was selected for cases of mother to mother comparison and baby to parent comparison. The reasons are that it has a higher rate of self-reporting, both the mother's and father's race and ethnicity are reported, and it has a more complete coverage of birth events, as it covers all NYS births.

The reports are organized by type (race and ethnicity), region (New York City and Outside New York City), and level (summary, facility, and detail).
  • Summary provides an overall aggregated view of all the facilities for that type/region/link combination. For example, the overall rate for Ethnicity/Outside New York City/Medicaid.
  • Facility level depicts an overall view of how each facility is reporting. For each facility in that combination, their overall concordance rate is presented.
  • Detail level shows how each facility is reporting on each data element. For each facility in that combination, the concordance rate for each matching possibility is presented.

2012

Records with discharge date between 1/1/12 and 12/31/12.

Race

New York City

Outside New York City

Ethnicity

New York City

Outside New York City