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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|
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 = Medical
2 = Surgical
3 = Pediatric
4 = Obstetrical
5 = Nursery/Newborn
6 = Psychiatric
This is a derived field.