Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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A Mixed Bag: Clinical Quality in California
How does California rate on quality of health care for select clinical areas and patient conditions? Despite improvements on some measures, the state struggles to close persistent gaps.
A Mixed Bag: Clinical Quality in California (1.93 MB)
Quality of Care Facts and Figures: Clinical Areas, 2011 (1.57 MB)
A Matter of Life and Death: Racial Differences in Maternal and Child Health in California (75 K)
Published as part of CHCF's California Health Care Almanac, this report presents quality of care data in California by selected clinical areas and patient conditions. The state has improved on several measures: infant mortality, childhood obesity, and deaths from heart conditions and pneumonia. California compares favorably to the nation on cancer incidence and mortality, and adult prevalence of common chronic conditions. However, the state struggles to ensure that quality of care is consistent across racial and ethnic groups.
Key findings include:
A companion report, Room for Improvement: Quality in Settings of Care, provides quality of care data for California hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and end-of-life care, and is available through CHCF Related Pages below.
The complete report, as well as the 2011 edition, is available under Document Downloads.
Room for Improvement: Quality in Settings of Care
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