An influx of new patients under the Affordable Care Act and an increasingly older population will raise demands on California’s health care providers. Reports in this section provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, and long-term care facilities, as well as profiles of professional fields in the medical workforce.
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.
2019 Edition — California’s Health Care Safety Net
Matthew Newman, Eunice Roh
This Almanac report, California’s Health Care Safety Net: A Patchwork of Programs and Providers, presents data on the providers and programs that comprise California’s system for providing health care to people with low incomes.
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.
2017 Edition — California Nurses
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz
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.
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.
2013 Edition — Long-Term Care in California
Leslie Ross, Edwina Newsom, Charlene Harrington
The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next 30 years. Will the long-term care system be able to care for the state's aging population? This report describes the state's supply and use of long-term care services, including Medicare and Medicaid spending on services, and quality of care.