Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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Californians have access to the latest and most expensive health care in the world. Yet disappointing gaps can occur between the quality of care that has been advanced by modern medicine and the quality that the average patient receives. CHCF analyzes market dynamics in the area of cost and quality.
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How does California rate on quality of health care for select clinical areas and patient conditions? Despite improvements on some measures, the state struggles to close persistent gaps.
The quality of health care varies depending on where it is delivered. California has experienced improvement in some care delivery settings but still lags in too many others.
US health spending in 2010 continued its slow growth, increasing slightly from the prior year's all-time low. How will health reform change this trend? This CHCF Almanac report spells it out.
In the past 50 years, the way health care is financed has changed, with private payers and public insurance paying for more care. This interactive graphic shows who paid for the nation's health care and how much it cost.
A great deal is known about who gets cancer and who dies from it, but little data exists on the quality and cost of cancer care in California. This CHCF Almanac report looks at what we know in our state.
California ranked among the lowest in the nation for per capita health spending in 2009. Still, the total was $230 billion.