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.

  • Hospital Performance Report 2012
  • Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania (Data: 2011-2012)
  • Bucknell University Students Gain Research, Analytic Skills Using PHC4 Data
  • Raymond L. Singer: Cardiac bypass surgery report cards have helped patients

Annual Report 2012

2012 Annual Report cover

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

Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania 2002-2011

Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania 2002-2011 cover

This new report, released in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, looks at trends in breast cancer surgery during the 10-year period between 2002-2011.

Financial Analysis 2012 - Volume Three - Non-GAC Hospitals

Financial Analysis 2012, Volume Three, Non-GAC Hospitals cover

This report focuses on Pennsylvania’s rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, state psychiatric hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and specialty hospitals (non-GAC hospitals). The reporting year for the non-GAC hospitals in Volume Three is based on each facility’s fiscal year that ended during 2012.

Hospital Readmissions in Pennsylvania 2010

Hospitals Readmissions in Pennsylvania 2010 Report cover

This report contains statistics on hospital readmissions in 2012, including statewide and county rates, along with conditions, reasons, and patient characteristics associated with readmissions. The report also looks at Medicare/Medicaid payment data for readmissions.