Public health in Austria is still strongly dominated by the medical profession.
Physicians operate either in the clinical setting (in hospitals or private practice), are employed by one of the medical authorities operating at various levels of the health system, or work for health system stakeholders such as social insurance, universities or research institutions.
Several work as school or occupational physicians.
Geographical size: 83.879 km2
Population: 8.507.786 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 1,7 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 313.066 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): German
Political system: Federal Parliamentary Republic
EU member country since: 1 January 1995
Seats in the European Parliament: 18
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 1999
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 1 December 2007
Presidency of the Council: Austria has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU twice: in 1998 and 2006. The next time will be in 2019
|Total population (2013)||8.495.000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||43.840|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)||79/84|
|Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 0)||not available|
|Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2012)||91/46|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)||5.065|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)||11,5 %|