California Health Care Market Report 2005

California Health Care Market Report 2005

The California HealthCare Foundation's latest study of health plans, hospital systems, and physician organizations examines several trends in California's multi-billion-dollar healthcare industry. California Health Care Market Report 2005 (113 pages, PDF) finds that relationships among providers, physicians, hospitals, and patients drive healthcare markets, which continue to be most responsive to the largest purchasers — namely, health plans and provider systems. The report also notes the differences in the ways physicians and hospitals organize care, and reviews the ways in which medical groups, health plans, and hospitals have redefined their relationships.