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|Data Element Name: SPARCS Region||File Location: Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 1|
|Record Positions: 01 - 02||Format-Length: A/N - 2|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date:|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
This is a geographical subdivision of the State of New York within which the hospital is located. Currently there are eleven regions.Codes and Values:
- A two digit number between 01 and 11.
- Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS. For the list of regions by county see NYS County/Region/HSA Table in Appendix U.