Cost and Quality

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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Quality of Care: Steps in the Right Direction

October 2013

A wide array of measures indicates improvements in the delivery of health care in California, but serious racial and ethnic disparities persist.

US Health Care Spending: Who Pays?

September 2013

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.

Health Care Costs 101

September 2013

While the US continues to spend a greater percentage of GDP on health care than any other industrialized nation, the 2011 increase bucked historical trends, according to the latest Health Care Costs 101.

Mental Health Care in California: Painting a Picture

July 2013

Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.

One Million Lives: Cancer in California

June 2012

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.

Health Care Spending in California: Who Pays?

May 2012

California ranked among the lowest in the nation for per capita health spending in 2009. Still, the total was $230 billion.