With an increase of just 3.6% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in 50 years, US spending on health care continued a slow growth trend that dates back to 2009.
In California nearly 135,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year, yet little is known about how much is spent on treatment of this disease. This report provides Medicare spending estimates for the top four cancers in the state.
Charts are displayed in the order presented in the original report. See California Hospitals: An Evolving Environment for complete text, data sources, and appendices.
The overall capacity of California's acute care hospitals remained fairly stable over the decade from 2004 to 2013, although there was regional variation. This report looks at the state's hospitals in terms of supply, use of services, finances, and quality.
This Almanac report looks at five major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.
California workers are less likely to be offered employer-based coverage than in recent years, according to this survey, and workers who are covered pay more in premiums and cost sharing.
Are Californians getting the care they need? This survey shows that some groups are having a more difficult time accessing care than others.
California's insurance market is set to undergo enormous changes as health reform takes full effect and millions of residents become eligible for public insurance or subsidies for private insurance.
Over the last few years, quality of care in California has improved on a number of measures. However, significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in some types of care.
Registered nurses comprise the largest health profession in California, numbering more than 300,000 as of 2012. This overview of the state's nursing workforce looks at supply and demographics, education, distribution, and compensation.
California's physician population has grown over the past 20 years. This report describes the current market landscape for physician services in the state, including supply, physician demographics, education, and compensation.
Who are California's uninsured? This annual Almanac report provides data on those who are uninsured and their income levels, work status, age, and ethnicity.
This first publicly reported dashboard of Medi-Cal managed care shows areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
On the road to health IT adoption and use, California physicians, hospitals, and community health centers have made progress since 2005. Also read consumer perspectives on the topic.
The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next decades. Will the state's long term care system be able to care for its aging population?
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
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.
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in five Californians. This report provides an overview of the program's key features, describes how the program is evolving, and examines the challenges ahead.
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.
Compared to the nation, more of California's children have public health coverage and fewer have coverage through their parents' work. This Almanac report looks at trends in children's coverage.
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.
A CHCF survey finds Medi-Cal enrollees are largely pleased with the service they receive, but access and enrollment issues could spell challenges ahead.
California ranked among the lowest in the nation for per-capita health spending in 2009. Still, the total was $230 billion. This addendum to Health Care Costs 101 breaks it down.
California's 271 rural health clinics are key providers of primary care to elderly and low-income populations. This report presents an overview of the patients they serve and the obstacles they face.
Most Californians would prefer to die a natural death at home without becoming a burden on family. Yet according to this survey, a disconnect exists between what they want and reality.
The number of in-hospital palliative care programs in California has grown steadily since 2007. California's acute care hospitals describe their palliative care programs in this survey.
The stability of California's community clinics is delineated through both financial and productivity indicators. This study found that while revenues climbed from 2006 to 2009, expenses grew even faster.
This presentation of facts and figures provides an overview of trends and statistics ranging from utilization to expenditures. It also documents the difficulties faced by beneficiaries in California's Medicaid dental program.
This CHCF Almanac report, published every three years, examines California Medicare demographics, health status, insurance coverage, quality of care, utilization and spending, and provides a framework to better understand trends.