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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.
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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...
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 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...
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...
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The more you know about the quality and cost of your care, the better you can make informed decisions about your treatment.
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.
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.
See how researchers, doctors, health care workers, government agencies, and more are using our data to make real change.
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.
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.