Researchers, doctors, health care workers, government agencies and more use our data every day to help improve the lives of patients and the quality of health care facilities provide. Read our case studies to see how our data is making a difference.
Featured Case Studies
Estimating the Burden of RSV Infection
Dr. Mary Patricia Nowalk, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues used data from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) to estimate the hospitalization and economic burden of adults hospitalized with infections due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Understanding Variations in Perioperative Care for Lung Cancer
Dr. Tyler Grenda, Assistant Professor at the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, used PHC4 data to identify the key factors driving the wide variations in perioperative outcomes and evaluate provider-level variation in risk and reliability-adjusted outcomes in lung cancer patients.
Studies on Physician Characteristics and Patient Outcomes
Dr. John Norcini, President Emeritus of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), used PHC4 data to look for connections between physician characteristics like practice volume and time since medical school and a patient’s risk of in-hospital mortality.
Recent Case Studies
Browse our most recent case studies to see how our data is being used.