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.

  • Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – Population Differences
  • Cost of Care for Pennsylvania’s Heart Failure Patients
  • Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research – Panel Study of Effects of Changes in Nursing on Patient Outcomes
  • Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – 2016 to 2017
  • Number of Cancer Surgeries Performed in Pennsylvania Hospitals
  • Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania
  • Hospitalizations for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Hospital Performance Report - 2016 Data
  • Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania (January 2014 - March 2016)

Annual Report 2016

2016 Annual Report Cover

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

Financial Analysis 2017 - Volume One - General Acute Care Hospitals New

Financial Analysis 2017 - Volume One - General Acute Care Hospitals

This report includes statewide data and facility-specific information about the financial health of the Pennsylvania’s general acute care hospitals. The report covers fiscal year 2017.

Spinal Fusions in Pennsylvania

Spinal Fusions in Pennsylvania Cover

This report includes hospital-specific complication and readmission ratings for spinal fusion. Statewide, about 3.3% of spinal fusion patients experienced an in-hospital complication and 2.3% were readmitted to the hospital for a complication.

County Profiles – Hospital Admissions and Outpatient Procedures

County Profiles – Hospital Admissions and Outpatient Procedures in FY2015 Cover

These county profiles localize inpatient admission and outpatient surgery data through county-level, population-based reports. The inpatient version includes information about the number of county residents admitted to Pennsylvania hospitals and where they went for treatment. The outpatient version focuses on 12 commonly performed outpatient procedures, including the number and rate for county residents.