Measuring Up? End-of-Life Cancer Care in California
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
In California, many who die of cancer receive more aggressive care at the end of life than in the rest of the country. Cancer treatment also varies widely from region to region and from hospital to hospital within the state.
Help Yourself: The Rise of Online Health Marketplaces
Patient-Centered Care, Payment & Financing
Online health care shopping sites are making it easy for Americans to search for, schedule, and often pay for doctor appointments and other services in a single transaction.
Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California
Behavioral Health, Providers
About 1 in 20 adults in California suffers from a serious mental illness, though rates can vary widely by region. This interactive infographic displays the geographic variation in the prevalence of the condition and the location of licensed mental health professionals.
Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care
Kenneth Kizer, Karen Shore
Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care called "community paramedicine"?
2013 Edition — Mental Health Care in California
Wendy Holt, Neal Adams
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report, Mental Health in California: Painting a Picture, focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California
Sarah Arnquist, Peter Harbage
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
County-administered mental health programs serve more than half a million Californians each year. How does the state finance, administer, and deliver mental health care?
Leading the Way: Complex Care Management Program Overviews
Patients with chronic conditions often have multiple issues, see an average of 11 providers, and take numerous medications. These 19 programs have succeeded in coordinating such complex care.
Ready or Not: Are Health Care Safety-Net Systems Prepared for Reform?
Center for Studying Health System Change
ACA/Health Reform, Medi-Cal, Providers
A study finds that even with new federal resources to help, communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
2017 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Medi-Cal, Insurance Coverage
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in three Californians. This quick reference guide provides an overview of the program's key features and describes how enrollment has grown from 2013 to 2017.
In It Together: How Palliative Care Spread to All of California’s Public Hospitals
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
What did it take for all of California's public hospitals to adopt and sustain palliative care programs? Learn about the five-year collaborative effort.
The Relationship Between Commercial Website Ratings and Traditional Hospital Performance Measures
Naomi Bardach, Renée Asteria-Peñaloza
As more consumers turn to social media to research purchasing decisions, how do sites like Yelp.com compare with traditional sites for hospital quality information?
California’s Rural Health Clinics: Obstacles and Opportunities
Blue Sky Consulting Group
California's 271 rural health clinics are key providers of primary care to elderly and low-income populations. This report presents an overview of the patients they serve and the obstacles they face.