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PHC4 Releases New Reporting Tool to Help Cancer Surgery Patients

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new resource to help cancer patients and their families make decisions about cancer surgical care in Pennsylvania. The new reporting tool shows the number of cancer-related surgeries performed at Pennsylvania hospitals in Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). Hospital surgical volume is reported for 11 types of cancers including bladder, brain, breast, colon, esophageal, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, rectal, and stomach cancer. Readers can sort the data based on county, hospital, and number of cases for each cancer surgery type.

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