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Hospital Performance Report 2006: 31 Common Medical Procedures and Treatments


This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western, Central/Northeastern, and Southeastern). This tool can assist consumers and purchasers in making more informed health decisions and can also aid providers in highlighting additional opportunities for quality improvement and cost containment.

The following six measures of quality of care have been compiled for the report:

  • Volume of cases
  • Risk-adjusted mortality
  • Risk-adjusted length of stay
  • Risk-adjusted length of stay outlier rates
  • Risk-adjusted readmissions, by percent
  • Risk-adjusted readmissions for complication/infection, by percent

The Web site includes the following materials:

  • Key findings
  • Hospital comments
  • Hospital closings, mergers, and/or name changes
  • Hospital performance reports (PDF format)
    • Western Pennsylvania
    • Central/Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Downloadable data sets
    • Western Pennsylvania
    • Central/Northeastern Pennsylvania
    • Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Technical notes

Each performance report includes the following information:

  • Key findings
  • Understanding this report
  • Descriptions
  • Diagnoses
    • Abnormal heartbeat
    • Blood clot in lung
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Diabetes with amputation
    • Diabetes – Medical management
    • Intestinal obstruction
    • Kidney failure
    • Kidney and urinary tract infections
    • Pneumonia – Aspiration
    • Pneumonia – Infectious
    • Respiratory failure with mechanical ventilation
    • Respiratory failure without mechanical ventilation
    • Septicemia
    • Stomach and intestinal bleeding
    • Stroke – Hemorrhagic
    • Stroke – Non-hemorrhagic
  • Procedures
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – Endovascular
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – Open
    • Colorectal procedures
    • Gallbladder removal – Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder removal – Open
    • Heart attack – Angioplasty/stent
    • Hip fracture – Surgical repair
    • Hysterectomy – Abdominal
    • Hysterectomy – Vaginal
    • Prostatectomy – Radical
    • Prostatectomy – Transurethral
    • Removal of blockage of neck vessels

Users can also run customized interactive hospital performance reports using data from 2001 through winter 2006:

  • Select a treatment group - To compare all facilities within one treatment group
  • Select a facility - To view all data for one hospital
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

Funding Sources

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

QualityTool Topic

benchmarking/comparative data


  • Release Date: 12/2002
  • Review Date: 09/2007
  • Recent Summary: 03/2008
  • Original Summary: 09/2003
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Last updated: May 12, 2008.