Publications

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Most Recent Publications

Californians with the Top Chronic Conditions: 11 Million and Counting

April 2015

This Almanac report looks at five major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.

Perceptions of the Appropriateness of Care in California Adult Intensive Care Units

April 2015

Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.

California Employer Health Benefits: Rising Costs, Shrinking Coverage

April 2015

Millions of Californians with workplace-sponsored health plans are paying higher premiums and deductibles in return for reduced benefits, a survey shows.

Nursing 2.0: Improving Care Through Technology

March 2015

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.

Survey Says: Californians' Perspectives on Health Care

March 2015

Are Californians getting the care they need? This survey shows that some groups are having a more difficult time accessing care than others.

Striking a Balance: Safety-Net Leaders Explore Solutions to the Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

March 2015

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.

On the Frontier: Medi-Cal Brings Managed Care to California's Rural Counties

March 2015

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?

Finding a Match: How Successful Complex Care Programs Identify Patients

March 2015

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.

The Private Insurance Market in California, 2013

February 2015

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.

Medical Loss Ratio Resources

February 2015

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.

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