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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 state agency 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 2022

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

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Severe Maternal Morbidity 2022

Severe maternal morbidity includes unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant short- or long-term consequences to a...

Cardiac Conditions

Cardiac Procedures Report 2020-2021

The Cardiac Procedures Report released by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) examines the performance of Pennsylvania acute care...


Cancer Surgery Volume 2022

This report provides information about the number of cancer-related surgeries performed at Pennsylvania hospitals. Hospital surgical volume is reported for...

Cardiac Conditions

Hospital Performance Report 2021

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? 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.

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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Studies on Physician Characteristics and Patient Outcomes

Are your physician’s characteristics impacting the quality of care you receive?

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.

Health Care Access Expansions and Use of Veterans Affairs and Other Hospitals by Veterans

Dr. Jean Yoon, PhD, a Health Economist in the Veterans Affairs Health Economics Resource Center, used inpatient discharge data from PHC4 to better understand how veterans used health services.

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