Cost & QualityThe US has the most expensive health care in the world. Yet disappointing gaps can occur between the quality of care that has been advanced by modern medicine and the quality that patients receive. CHCF's California Health Care Almanac focuses on market dynamics around cost and quality.
2021 Edition — Quality of Care: Chronic Conditions
This set of quality measures highlights California’s performance across a range of chronic conditions, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease, and includes data by race/ethnicity, payer, and county.
2019 Edition — Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity
California is the most racially diverse state in the country, and addressing health disparities experienced by people of color is critically important. This Almanac report shows that people of color face barriers to accessing health care, often receive suboptimal treatment, and are most likely to experience poor outcomes in the health care system.
California Health Care Spending
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Health spending in California totaled $292 billion in 2014, which is 12.6% of the state's economy. See California's health care spending numbers for private health insurance, Medi-Cal, and Medicare.
Health Care Costs and Spending — Almanac Collection
Health Care Costs
This series of reports details how much is spent on health care in the US and California, which services are purchased, and who pays. This collection includes current and past editions of Health Care Costs 101 and Health Care Spending Almanac materials.