California’s health delivery landscape is filled with contrasts. The state hosts some of the most prestigious hospitals and health practitioners in the country; yet, it has one of the largest uninsured populations. Managed care penetration is high, but acrimony between the public, the industry, and legislators is growing. CHCF presents an objective analysis of issues and trends.
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May 20 to June 4, 2015
Medical wishes documented in the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) can only inform care if they are known. This brief looks at the landscape for adoption of a POLST registry in California and successful registries in other states.
Held: April 27, 2015
Learn how health care providers are using Swoop to manage routine prescription refill requests.
This Almanac report looks at five major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.
April 20 to November 18, 2015
Motivational interviewing is a method used to engage with patients to uncover a patient's intrinsic motivation to change behavior.
Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.
CHCF supports this effort to collect data, analyze it, and report on the quality of maternity care delivered throughout the state to improve care and inform treatment decisionmaking.
CHCF seeks community groups to screen FRONTLINE's "Being Mortal" with Atul Gawande, and promote advance care planning among Californians. Applications due May 29.
CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries are due May 29.
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.
We charted the spread of palliative care across the state and, while progress has been made, the supply is uneven.
Held: March 16, 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.
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.
Held: February 25, 2015
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