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.
A Health Affairs article suggests the solution to the US physician shortage is not in recruitment but in expanding the roles of other clinicians, self-care, and technology.
A wide array of measures indicates improvements in the delivery of health care in California, but serious racial and ethnic disparities persist.
Accountable care organizations are springing up across California in an effort to reduce costs and improve care. How have ACO contracting arrangements evolved regionally?
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?
The divergence between what hospitals charge for care, and what is actually paid, has grown. What is behind this complex accounting? Read Maribeth Shannon's Health Affairs Blog post.
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
In California, many who die of cancer receive more aggressive care at the end of life than in the rest of the country. Cancer treatment also varies widely from region to region and from hospital to hospital within the state.
Newly updated to include breast cancer, prostate cancer, and spine procedures, this CHCF-sponsored research shows that practice patterns vary dramatically from place to place. Medical Variation Map
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