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: 2.586 km2
Population: 549.680 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 0,1 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 45.478 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): French, German
Political system: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
EU member country since: 1 January 1958
Seats in the European Parliament: 6
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 1999
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 26 March 1995
Presidency of the Council: Luxembourg held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU 11 times between 1960 and 2005. The next time will be in 2015
|Total population (2013)||530.000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||59.750|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)||80/84|
|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)||79/50|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)||6.341|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)||6,9 %|