Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

is an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access for all citizens regardless of ability to pay.

  • Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  • 2018 Annual Report
  • Hospitalizations for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Cancer Surgery Volume Report - 2018 Data
  • Financial Analysis Vol. 1 2018
  • Hospital Admissions for Influenza and Associated Costs

Hospital Performance Report New

Hospital Performance Report 2017 Cover

This report evaluates hospital performance on common medical conditions and surgical procedures. Released annually, results are reported for the general acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania. The most recent edition also highlights statewide and regional declines in mortality and readmission rates.

Financial Analysis New

Financial Analysis 2018

This series of reports includes statewide data and facility-specific information about the financial health of Pennsylvania’s general acute care and non-general acute care hospitals, as well as ambulatory surgery centers.

Financial Analysis 2018 - Volume One - General Acute Care Hospitals

Cancer Surgery Volume New

Cancer Surgery Volume Cover

This report shows the number of surgeries performed in Pennsylvania hospitals for 11 types of cancer—data that can help cancer patients and their families make decisions about cancer surgical care in the Commonwealth.

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery New

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Cover

This report provides volume and risk-adjusted operative mortality data on pediatric and congenital heart surgeries performed in six children’s hospitals—five in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware—that volunteered to have their data publicly reported.

Cost of Care for Pennsylvania's Heart Failure Patients

Heart Failure Cover

This brief examines Pennsylvania residents hospitalized for heart failure and the medical services they received for up to a year after hospitalization. Cost breakdowns by service type are provided. Population-based rates by county are also shown.

Cardiac Surgery Report

Cardiac Surgery Report (January 2014 – March 2016 Data) Cover

This report presents outcomes for adult patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and/or heart valve surgery in a Pennsylvania general acute care hospital. Hospital and surgeon outcomes are included.

Breast Cancer Surgery in Pennsylvania

Breast Cancer Surgery in Pennsylvania

This brief examines the 11,717 breast cancer surgeries performed in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2017. Included are trends between 2008 and 2017, age and payer breakdowns, and surgery rates by county.

Annual Reports New

2016 Annual Report Cover

This is a comprehensive report on the agency’s reporting and data activities throughout the preceding year.