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.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, February 2021: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
This poll provides detailed insights on health care providers' views of a COVID-19 vaccine, including their rates of vaccination to date. Also included are providers' responses about mental health and morale, and the availability of personal protective equipment.
How Fine Art Can Help Doctors See Past Their Clinical Biases
October 29, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Health Equity, Workforce
What does it take for a doctor to really see a patient well? Alexa Miller uses fine art to teach medical students and clinicians how to become better observers and diagnosticians.
The Health Care System Has the Black Community in a Choke Hold
August 4, 2020
A system that is literally supposed to help those who can’t breathe is figuratively applying a choke hold to Black people by sending them home to die when they say, "I can’t breathe."
COVID-19 Tracking Poll: One-Third of California Primary Care Doctors Worry Their Practices Won’t Survive
May 15, 2020
Many physicians say their practices furloughed or laid off staff or cut physician pay while increasing telehealth visits with patients.
Community Health Centers Need a COVID-19 Safety Net
May 4, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Investing in Innovation, Telehealth, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention: The COVID-19 crisis is an existential threat to thousands of primary care providers nationwide — especially those in the safety net.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll: California Critical Care Doctors Report Increased Availability of Protective Gear, Tests
May 1, 2020
Compared with two weeks ago, California frontline clinicians are now less worried about hospitals meeting staffing needs in the next month.
Examining the Authority of California’s Attorney General in Health Care Mergers
Samuel M. Chang, Thomas Greaney, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King
Health Care Costs
The health care industry has recently experienced horizontal, vertical, and cross-market consolidation unprecedented in scale and scope. This report examines the California attorney general's existing merger oversight authority, compares that to the authority held by other state AGs, and then offers a series of considerations for policymakers interested in ensuring that California’s health care markets operate in a more consumer-friendly manner.