This Almanac report looks at five major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.
Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.
Millions of Californians with workplace-sponsored health plans are paying higher premiums and deductibles in return for reduced benefits, a survey shows.
Emerging technologies are revolutionizing nursing. First in a series, this case study on laser imaging for wound care examines how nurses are embracing new ways to provide care.
Are Californians getting the care they need? This survey shows that some groups are having a more difficult time accessing care than others.
Overuse of prescription opioids has led to high rates of addiction and even death. Health care leaders discussed how to manage the use of high-dose opioids in the safety net.
Medi-Cal recently introduced managed care in 28 rural counties. How is the implementation going and which issues need tracking to ensure a successful transition?
Complex care management programs can help patients while minimizing unnecessary cost — but only if matched with the patients most likely to benefit from these services.
More than half of Californians get their health insurance through private carriers. This infographic shows how the largest plans stack up in terms of enrollment and revenue.
The medical loss ratio (MLR) is the percent of premium that health insurers spend on medical care and quality improvement activities. Three documents discuss the MLR and how it is used.
Share of Cost Medi-Cal
County Programs for the Medically Indigent in California
Using Tracking Tools to Improve Patient Flow in Hospitals
Under Pressure: Front-Line Experiences of Medi-Cal Eligibility Workers
Enrolling in Medi-Cal: The Consumer Experience