ProvidersAn influx of new patients under the Affordable Care Act and an increasingly older population will raise demands on California's health care providers. CHCF California Health Care Almanac reports in this section provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, safety-net providers, and long-term care facilities, as well as profiles of professional fields in the medical workforce.
2021 Edition — California Emergency Departments
Renee Y. Hsia
California’s emergency departments (EDs) provide a critical source of health care to people with acute medical conditions or who have experienced trauma or injury. EDs are expected to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. California Emergency Departments: A Critical Source of Care looks at the most recent data on supply, visits, and wait times, as well as trends from 2009 to 2019.
2021 Edition — California Physicians
Janet Coffman, Emmie Calimlim, Margaret Fix
Although the number of active physicians increased by 21% between 2006 and 2018, and exceeded the 10% population growth, many areas in California face substantial shortages of primary care providers and specialists. This Almanac report describes the state's landscape for physician services.
2021 Edition — California’s Nurses
Timothy Bates, Amber R. Rose
Nursing is the single largest health profession in the state. These quick reference guides look at supply, demographics, education, distribution, and pay for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.
2021 Edition — California’s Health Care Workforce
Timothy Bates, Amber R. Rose
California's health care industry employed more than 1.7 million people in 2019. Six Almanac quick reference guides provide data on wages, education, and workplaces for selected health professions.
2019 Edition — California Hospitals
California’s general acute care (GAC) hospitals discharged 3.8 million patients and had 45 million outpatient visits in 2017. This quick reference guide provides an overview of the state’s GAC hospitals, including number of beds, use of services, and selected financial measures.
California’s Physician Supply and Distribution: Headed for a Drought?
Janet Coffman, Margaret Fix, Michelle Ko
According to data from physician surveys, California's medical doctors are unevenly distributed across the state, and new doctors aren't being trained in great enough numbers to address this imbalance.
2018 Edition — California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), whose numbers have increased dramatically over the past 11 years. However, due to a legal decision that removed reporting requirements for ASCs in the state, little is known about the volume of procedures, type of procedures, and financial operation of the vast majority of these facilities. This report looks at the most recent data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers
The state's FQHCs, which are a key source of care for residents with low incomes, have expanded their capacity after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Learn about California's FQHCs and their patient population, payer mix, and growth.
2015 Edition — Beds for Boomers
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient? This Almanac report looks at 2012 and 2013 data as well as projections for the future.
California’s Health Care Workforce — Almanac Collection
This Almanac collection takes a look at the state's health care workforce. Detailed reports provide data on physicians and nurses, and a set of quick reference guides focus on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, health diagnostic and treatment therapists, clinical laboratory scientists and technicians, and imaging professionals.