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.

  • PHC4 30th Anniversary
  • Hospital Performance Report - 2014 Data
  • Neonatal and Maternal Hospitalizations Related to Substance Use
  • County Profiles - Hospital Admissions and Outpatient Procedures in FY2015
  • Spinal Fusion in Pennsylvania
  • Knee and Hip Replacements
  • Hospitalizations for Overdose of Pain Medication and Heroin
  • Readmissions for the Same Condition
  • An Assessment of Education and Intervention Program for Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania (Data: 2011-2012)

Annual Report 2015

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

Financial Analysis 2015 - Volume Three - Non-General Acute Care Hospitals

Financial Analysis 2015 - Volume Two - Ambulatory Surgery Centers

This report includes statewide data and facility-specific information about the financial health of Pennsylvania’s non-general acute care hospitals. The report covers fiscal year 2015.

Research Brief – PA's "Super-Utilizers" of Inpatient Hospital Care

Research Brief – PA's Super-Utilizers of Inpatient Hospital Care

More than 21,000 PA residents were admitted five or more times to a PA hospital in fiscal year 2014 – totaling 3% of all hospitalized patients. This brief shows that, while these “super-utilizers” represent a small percent of patients, they account for a disproportionate amount of health care resources. County-specific rates, as well as top reasons for admission, are also provided.

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 2009-2012

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Report Cover

This report provides volume and in-hospital mortality data on pediatric and congenital heart surgeries performed in five children’s hospitals—four in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware—that volunteered to have their data publicly reported. Highlighted are results for nine widely performed surgeries meant to help patients and families make important treatment decisions. The report also shows the total number of operations performed by each hospital and separately reported outcomes for infants less than 31 days old. Data reported is for 2009-2012.