Market & Policy Monitor Program
Good information is the foundation for good decisionmaking. We provide reliable data and analysis on cost and quality for policymakers, the industry, and the public, to improve care.
The latest in this series highlights how public health data is being used to address childhood obesity in New York state and prevent pedestrian injuries in San Francisco.
CHCF and Consumer Reports have again released ratings on more than 170 California physician groups, now available in the Feb. 2015 issue of Consumer Reports and at CalQualityCare.org.
For patients considering elective surgery, geography matters. This interactive map presents usage rates across California and highlights unexplained variation for a host of procedures.
Over the last few years, the quality of health care in California has improved on a number of measures. However, significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in some areas.
CHCF's Stephanie Teleki argues that to improve the quality of cancer care, advocates need to lead the fight for better data.
The California Department of Public Health, with funding from CHCF's Free the Data initiative, has launched an online portal for health data that can be freely used and shared. Free the Data
Many health care consumers are unaware they are creating a trail of data that can be combined with other personal information, author Jane Sarasohn-Kahn warns in a Health Affairs GrantWatch blog post.
To promote greater transparency and accountability in California's health care system.