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Hospital Admissions for Influenza and Associated Costs

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR INFLUENZA INCREASED 62% BETWEEN FY 2017 AND FY 2018. Harrisburg, PA – March 28, 2019 – According to a new research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), the number of influenza hospitalizations in Pennsylvania increased from 5,328 in FY 2017 to […]

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Maternal Hospital Stays involving Substance Use and Opioids – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or THE RATE OF MATERNAL HOSPITALIZATIONS INVOLVING SUBSTANCE USE REACHES 1 IN 25. Harrisburg, PA – December 11, 2018 – According to a new research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), substance use was present in 1 of every 25 maternal hospital stays (or 39.8 […]

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Financial Analysis 2017 – Volume Three – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or NON-GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS EXPERIENCED VARIOUS FINANCIAL MARGINS IN 2017 Harrisburg, PA – November 20, 2018 – Statewide operating and total margins experienced by Pennsylvania non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during fiscal year 2017 (FY17) varied according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment […]

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Hospital Performance Report – 2017 Data – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin717-232-6787 or PHC4 ANNUAL REPORT ON HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE SHOWS IMPROVEMENT IN MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES. Harrisburg, PA – November 15, 2018 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in hospital mortality and readmission rates. Released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), the annual report, known […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or NEW STATE REPORT – ONE IN 37 HOSPITALIZATIONS RELATED TO OPIOIDS Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2018 – In 2017, 1 in 37 hospital admissions were opioid-related according to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)—part of a series of briefs produced by […]

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Financial Analysis 2017 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES STATE’S AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2017 Harrisburg, PA – October 11, 2018 – New figures released today by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) show that total margin for Pennsylvania’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) for fiscal year 2017 (FY17) have slightly decreased 0.31 percentage points from […]

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Breast Cancer Surgery in Pennsylvania – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES BREAST CANCER SURGERY RATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Harrisburg, PA – October 2, 2018 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), there were 11,717 breast cancer surgeries performed in Pennsylvania in 2017—a number that […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – Population Differences – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or HOSPITAL ADMISSION RATES FOR HEROIN OVERDOSES INCREASE MOST FOR OLDER PENNSYLVANIANS (AGE 55 AND OLDER), HISPANICS AND THOSE WITH LOWER INCOMES Harrisburg, PA – September 12, 2018 – The hospitalization rate for Pennsylvanians age 55 and older admitted for a heroin overdose increased 35.8%, between 2016 and 2017. Hispanic residents […]

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Cost of Care for Pennsylvania-s Heart Failure Patients – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or Pennsylvania Heart Failure Patients – $1 Billion a Year and Counting Harrisburg, PA – August 7, 2018 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), Medicare pays almost $1 billion ($920 million) to cover annual healthcare costs for heart failure patients […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – 2016 to 2017 – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 FINDINGS SHOW DECREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR OVERDOSE OF PAIN MEDICATION; INCREASES FOR OVERDOSE OF HEROIN Harrisburg, PA – June 13, 2018 – The number of hospital admissions for overdose of pain medication decreased 2.2% between 2016 and 2017. There was an overall increase of 12.7% in the number […]

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