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PHC4 Reports on Hospital Performance

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has released its annual report on hospital performance for discharges between October of 2015 and September of 2016.

The report, which details the performance of all of the state’s acute-care hospitals and some children’s and specialty hospitals, looks at hospital-specific outcomes for 16 individual medical conditions and surgical procedures.

Among the measures reported by PHC4 are number of cases, risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted 30-day readmissions, and case-mix-adjusted average hospital charges.

Among its findings, PHC4 reported that mortality and readmission rates decreased in most categories and did not increase significantly in any.

The PHC4 report comes in different volumes for different parts of the state.  Find a description of the reports, a summary of their findings, and the three reports themselves here, on PHC4’s web site.

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