Panel Counts

AUSTRIA

The nation of Austria has a two-tier healthcare system in which virtually all individuals receive publicly funded care, but they also have the option to purchase supplementary private health insurance. Care involving private insurance plans (sometimes referred to as “comfort class” care) can include more flexible visiting hours and private rooms and doctors. Some individuals choose to completely pay for their care privately. Healthcare in Austria is universal for residents of Austria as well as those from other EU countries. Enrollment in the public health care system is generally automatic and is linked to employment, however insurance is also guaranteed to co-insured persons (i.e. spouses and dependents ), pensioners, students, the disabled, and those receiving unemployment benefits. Enrollment is compulsory, and it is not possible to cross-shop the various social security institutions. The cost of public insurance is based on income and is not related to individual medical history or risk factors. Hospitals and clinics can be either state-run or privately run.

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: 10.3

WHO organizational ranking: 9

Specialty Universe % of Reach
Cardiology 586 12%
Dermatology 786 8%
Endocrinology/Diabetology 443 14%
Gastroenterology 535 11%
General Practitioner/Family Medicine 6,614 4%
Gynaecology/Obstetrics 1,812 4%
Hematology/HematologyOncology 913 13%
Infectious Disease 4,336 3%
Internal Medicine N/A N/A
Nephrology 415 14%
Specialty Universe % of Reach
Neurology 1,050 6%
Oncology 600 10%
Ophthalmology 926 6%
Orthopedics 977 6%
Pediatrics 1,440 7%
Psychiatry 1,421 5%
Pulmonology/Respirology 412 10%
Rheumatology 443 14%
Surgery 1,826 5%
Urology 587 12%