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.

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Harnessing disruption to improve health

Disruption was the theme of this year’s European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG). Leaders in health from across Europe met to discuss how to embrace disruption in a responsible way to achieve better health for all.

Ministry of health

Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Radetzkystraße 2
Vienna A-1030
Tel.: +43 1 71100 644500, +43 1 711 00-4300

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2011)

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