Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

is an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access for all citizens regardless of ability to pay.

  • Cardiac Procedures 2020
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania
  • COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Report
  • Health Care Access Expansions and Use of Veterans Affairs and Other Hospitals by Veterans
  • Financial Analysis 2021
  • Cancer Surgery Volume 2021
  • Hospital Performance Report – 2020 Data
  • Maternal Hospitalizations and Sepsis

Hospital Performance Report 2020 Data New

Hospital Performance Report 2020 Cover

This report evaluates hospital performance on common medical conditions and surgical procedures. Released annually, results are reported for the general acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania. The most recent edition also highlights statewide declines in mortality and readmission rates.

Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis 2021

This series of reports includes statewide data and facility-specific information about the financial health of Pennsylvania’s general acute care and non-general acute care hospitals, as well as ambulatory surgery centers.

Financial Analysis 2021 - Volume One - General Acute Care Hospitals

Common Procedures Report

Common Procedures Report Cover

This report includes hospital-specific results for four common procedures performed in Pennsylvania’s general acute care hospitals: knee replacement, hip replacement, spinal fusion, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Outcomes include in-hospital mortality, complications, and extended postoperative length of stay. Statewide trends are also examined.

Cancer Surgery Volume

Cancer Surgery Volume Cover

This report shows the number of surgeries performed in Pennsylvania hospitals for 11 types of cancer—data that can help cancer patients and their families make decisions about cancer surgical care in the Commonwealth.

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Cover

This report provides volume and risk-adjusted operative mortality data on pediatric and congenital heart surgeries performed in six children’s hospitals—five in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware—that volunteered to have their data publicly reported.

Hospital Admissions for Influenza and Associated Costs

Hospital Admissions for Influenza and Associated Costs Cover

This financial brief examines hospitalizations for influenza among Pennsylvania residents, with specific focus on older residents and children—two segments of the population at high risk of developing influenza-related complications that can result in hospitalization. County rates are included as are county-level average and total payments for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.

Breast Cancer Surgery in Pennsylvania

Breast Cancer Surgery in Pennsylvania

This brief examines the 11,717 breast cancer surgeries performed in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2017. Included are trends between 2008 and 2017, age and payer breakdowns, and surgery rates by county.

Annual Reports New

2020 Annual Report Cover

This is a comprehensive report on the agency’s reporting and data activities throughout the preceding year.