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The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.

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An influx of new patients under the Affordable Care Act and an increasingly older population will raise demands on California's health care providers. Reports in this section provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, and long term care facilities, as well as profiles of professional fields in the medical workforce.

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California Nurses: Taking the Pulse

March 2014

In 2012, 300,000 registered nurses made up the largest health profession in California. This overview of the nursing workforce looks at supply and demographics, education, distribution, and pay.

California's Health Care Workforce

March 2014

California's health care industry employed more than 1.3 million people in 2012. Five Almanac guides provide data on wages, education, and workplaces for selected health professions.

California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity?

March 2014

California's physician population has grown over the past 20 years. This report describes the landscape for physician services, including supply, physician demographics, education, and compensation.

Long Term Care in California: Ready for Tomorrow's Seniors?

August 2013

The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next 30 years. Will the long term care system be able to care for the state's aging population?

Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Big Business, Little Data

June 2013

A growing number of Californians are being sent to ambulatory surgery centers for a wide variety of procedures, yet little is known about the care they deliver because reporting is not required.

California's Health Care Safety Net: A Complex Web

April 2013

California's health care safety net is a complex web of programs and providers that serve low-income, uninsured residents. See a snapshot before health reform takes full effect.

California Hospitals: Buildings, Beds, and Business

January 2013

California's acute care hospitals experienced capacity changes between 2001 and 2010. Most have adjusted to economic stresses, and many have improved their financial status.

Financial Health of Community Clinics

November 2011

Community clinics, which serve California's neediest people, are growing in revenue, patients served, and staff. This CHCF Almanac report provides a checkup on clinics' financial health.