Health Care Almanac
The CHCF Almanac regularly publishes data and analysis on California's health care market.
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California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity?
California's physician population has grown over the past 20 years. This report describes the landscape for physician services, including supply, physician demographics, education, and compensation.
California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity?, 2014 (2.04 MB)
Infographic - Tale of Two Regions (California Physicians) 2014 (1.13 MB)
California Physician Facts and Figures, 2010 (1.51 MB)
The number of physicians in California increased 39% from 1993 to 2011, and has outpaced the state's 20% growth rate in the general population. Demand for physician services is expected to increase with the aging of the state's population and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Ensuring access to care is also a concern, as close to one-third of California's physicians are near retirement age.
California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity? describes the current market landscape for physician services in California.
Key findings include:
In the CHCF video series On Deck, workforce expert Ed O'Neil explains why the number of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in a region doesn't tell the whole story.
The complete report, as well as the previous edition, is available under Document Downloads.
California Nurses: Taking the Pulse
California's Health Care Workforce