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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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Financial Analysis Fiscal Year 2023

An Annual Report on the financial health of Pennsylvania hospitals. A high-quality, cost-effective health care delivery system requires financially healthy...

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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....

Cancer Surgery

Cancer Surgery Volume 2023

This report provides information about the number of cancer-related surgeries performed at Pennsylvania hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Surgical volume...


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...

Purchase Customized Data

Looking for specific health care data? Standard or custom data files are available for a fee to help you collect and analyze the information you need.

Available Data

We collect approximately 5 million inpatient and ambulatory/outpatient records from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers annually. When requesting data, you can choose between standard datasets or a more customized dataset to meet your healthcare data needs.

Data Purchase Pricing

Interested in PHC4’s standard and customized datasets? Access our transparent pricing model to learn more about purchasing data. If you would value connecting, email [email protected].

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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Social Ecological Contexts of Opioid Overdose and Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania

Dr. Jessica Frankeberger, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Pediatrics and Center for Better Beginnings at the University of California San Diego and Dr. Christina Mair, associate professor from the University of Pittsburgh, studied the Social Ecological Contexts of Opioid Overdose and Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania using Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment
(PHC4) data combined with community data from other sources.

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.”

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Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 232-6787
Fax: (717) 232-3821