The Brochure »The Austrian Health Care System – Key Facts«, which was updated by Gesundheit Österreich in 2013, gives the reader a brief yet comprehensive overview of the Austrian health care system.
It outlines the structure and organisation of the Austrian health care system, presents key indicators such as health care expenditure or available human resources and describes the infrastructure provided for patients. Other topics covered include quality and transparency as well as issues related to health promotion and prevention.
The brochure is based on an analysis of the Austrian health system, which was prepared by the Health Economics department at Gesundheit Österreich and discusses the performance of the national (Austrian) health system in the international context. The report (Measuring the Performance of the Austrian Health System) was published in 2013 (in German) and can be downloaded from Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen im internationalen Vergleich (2015).
The brochure »The Austrian Health Care System – Key Facts« is explicitly intended to meet the expectations of people who possess only limited or no prior knowledge of the Austrian health care system.