The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) represents the employer community in working with health plans, health care providers, and other system stakeholders to improve the value of health benefit spending for its members by improving healthcare quality and safety and reducing health care costs.
The Coalition is committed to developing and implementing best practices for keeping employees and their family members healthy and productive, and ensuring that when they do need health care, it is accessible, affordable, high-quality, and safe.
Report on Hospital Inpatient Cancer Care Services in Southeastern Pennsylvania
In partnership with the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) has produced a summary report on hospital inpatient cancer care services in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Six measures for which data were available were examined in this report: hospital volume, hospital safety, compliance with cancer clinical care standards, nursing care excellence, patient experience with care, and cancer care clinical quality. The findings suggest that the region’s hospitals do differ in the quality and safety of cancer care services. Consumers are encouraged to use this information in speaking with their doctors and deciding where to seek care when faced with a diagnosis of cancer. This project was funded by Genentech. Read the full report here.