Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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California Physician Facts and Figures
This report looks at California's physicians in terms of supply relative to population, the types of patients served, physician demographics, education and training, compensation, and other factors.
California Physician Facts and Figures (1.51 MB)
California's supply of physicians has been growing faster than the overall population in recent years, rising 7% since 1998. Demand for physicians is expected to rise as the senior population grows and more individuals obtain health insurance as a result of health care reform. With large numbers of physicians nearing retirement, and not all doctors taking new patients with private or public insurance, those seeking care, especially in some regions, could have difficulty finding a provider.
This report, published as part of CHCF's California Health Care Almanac, draws from numerous sources to describe the market landscape for physician services in California. Key findings include:
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Fewer and More Specialized: A New Assessment of Physician Supply in California
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