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Your Guide to

Patient Care in Pennsylvania

Our reports highlight the cost and quality of health care throughout the state, so you can make informed decisions about your care.

PHC4 is committed to helping all Pennsylvanians understand and access the health care you need. We’re an independent council that focuses on addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access to care, regardless of your ability to pay.

Recent Reports

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County-Level Data

County-Level Health Care Reports

Information on specific health conditions and the utilization of healthcare services within each county are provided in the files below....

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COVID-19, The Impact on Health Care in Pennsylvania

Act 15 of 2020 mandated PHC4 produce quarterly reports on the effect of the COVID-19 disaster emergency on hospitals and...

Hospital Performance

Hospital Performance Report 2022

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s (PHC4) Hospital Performance Report (HPR) displays volume and outcome information about a variety...


Financial Analysis Fiscal Year 2022

An Annual Report on the financial health of Pennsylvania hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. A high-quality, cost-effective health care delivery...


Common Procedures Report 2022

The Common Procedures Report released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) provides information about the performance and...

Purchase Customized Data

Looking for specific health care data? For a fee, businesses, organizations, or individuals can request standard or custom data files to help you collect and analyze the information you need.

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Know Your Rights

The more you know about the quality and cost of your care, the better you can make informed decisions about your treatment.

Patient Safety

We take your safety seriously. We collect and publish data on hospital health outcomes that help providers improve patient safety and patients feel more confident in the care they receive.

Price Transparency

You deserve to know the cost of your care. We break down prices by procedure, hospital, and more to help you choose the health care provider that meets your needs.

Sample Map of PHC4 Data


MAPPED shows where there is a lack of health care access for patients in different counties. Knowing what care options are available, and who operates them, can help patients, legislators, and health care professionals understand Pennsylvania’s changing health care landscape.

Case Studies

See how researchers, doctors, health care workers, government agencies, and more are using our data to make real change.

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Effects of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model on Potentially Avoidable Utilization

Donald Bourne, MPH, MD-PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health used data from PHC4 for his research dissertation study entitled, “Early Impacts of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model on Potentially Avoidable Utilization.”

Evaluating the Impact of Non-Fatal Firearm-Related Injuries in Pennsylvania

Curious about costs associated with treatment and recovery from non-fatal firearm-related injuries?

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) studied the impact of non-fatal firearm-related injuries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by using data from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

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Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 232-6787
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