Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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California's large size means that health care is organized, delivered, and financed differently throughout the state. CHCF commissioned studies of six large and diverse regional markets that provide details of local health care systems and identify common themes and emerging issues that influence how Californians receive their health care.
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Accountable care organizations are springing up across California in an effort to reduce costs and improve care. How have ACO contracting arrangements evolved regionally?
A study finds that even with new federal resources to help, communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
San Diego's health care delivery system continues to be defined by hospital systems that are tightly aligned with large medical groups. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
Although Los Angeles' diverse economy has provided some resiliency during the economic downturn, hospitals have experienced lower patient care revenues. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
The San Francisco Bay Area is defined by an abundance of hospital beds and health care practitioners, strong safety net, and large medical groups affiliated with nonprofit hospital systems. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
As one of the poorest areas in California, Fresno was greatly affected by the economic downturn, which eroded the already low rates of private health coverage. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
The vast Riverside/San Bernardino region is recovering slowly from the economic downturn, and access to care continues to be a challenge. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
While hospitals and physicians in the Sacramento region weathered the economic downturn fairly well, a number of market trends have posed challenges for the area. This report provides a snapshot of the region's health care market.
Researchers visited California communities to gain insights into regional characteristics in health care affordability, access, and quality. These issue briefs profile each market and identify common themes and emerging issues.