California Health Care Almanac: California Physicians - Surplus or Scarcity?

Mar 12, 2014
  • Description

This report describes the current market landscape for physician services in California. Key findings include:

  • Physician supply varied by region.
  • The total number of physicians in California did not accurately reflect their availability to provide care.
  • Slightly more than 30% of California physicians were over the age of 60.
  • Latinos were underrepresented among physicians.
  • More than three-quarters of California physicians attended medical school in other states or in foreign countries.
  • Physicians were less likely to serve Medi-Cal, Medicare, and uninsured patients in their practices than privately insured patients.