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Data Element Name:  Service Category Group File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  127
Record Positions:  2013 - 2013 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  5/1/2005 Revision Date:  September 2005
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

Categorization of the discharge record by NYS Department of Health defined Service Category Group as described in the SPARCS Annual Report Series Tables. See Appendix S - Service Category Group Definitions.

Codes and Values:  

  1. 1 = Medical
    2 = Surgical
    3 = Pediatric
    4 = Obstetrical
    5 = Nursery/Newborn
    6 = Psychiatric

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This is a derived field.