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.

  • Sepsis Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania
  • Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose - 2016
  • PA’s “Super-Utilizers” of Hospital Care
  • Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania (January 2014 - March 2016)
  • PHC4 30th Anniversary
  • 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
  • Optimal Placement of New Trauma Centers within an Existing Trauma System

Annual Report 2016

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

Financial Analysis 2016 - Volume Two - Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Financial Analysis 2016 - Volume Two - Ambulatory Surgery Centers Cover

This report includes statewide data and facility-specific information about the financial health of the Pennsylvania’s ambulatory surgery centers. The report covers fiscal year 2016.

Knee and Hip Replacements

Knee and Hip Replacements Cover

The number of knee and hip replacements performed in PA hospitals increased 38.5% between 2004 and 2013. Among PA residents, the largest increase was for those age 45 to 64. In 2013 about 3.9% of knee replacement patients and 4.3% of hip replacement patients were readmitted within 30 days.

Readmissions for the Same Condition

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This report examines hospital-specific readmission rates for the same condition—information that can help identify potentially preventable readmissions. For the four conditions studied in this report, readmission rates for the same condition ranged from 3.6% to 8.4%. Almost 61,000 hospital days were associated with these readmissions.