Health expenditure

Current expenditure on health
2021
49 024 mn euro
Gone up +12.6 % vs. 2020
Current expenditure on health in % of GDP
2021
12.1 %
Gone up +0.6 percentage points vs. 2020
Public share of current expenditure on health
2021
78.6 %
Gone up +2.2 percentage points vs. 2020

Health expenditure in Austria is compiled according to the System of Health Accounts (SHA). This internationally comparable system of health accounts was developed by the OECD and is now a joint project between the OECD, Eurostat and WHO. Since the reference year 2014, it has been mandatory to submit health expenditure data according to the SHA to the European Commission based on an EU regulation. Statistics Austria has calculated health expenditure by health care services and goods, by financing schemes and by health care providers since 2005. The data sources include annual accounts of local authorities and national accounts data. A flash estimate of health expenditure data is published annually in June; the final results are published in February of the following year. Furthermore, provisional expenditure on hospitals financed by state health funds is published in September, broken down by federal province; the final results are published in February in the following year as well.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health expenditure in Austria according to the System of Health Accounts. Compiled on 14 June 2022. - Until 2003 according to SHA 1.0 (OECD), from 2004 according to SHA 2011 (OECD/Eurostat/WHO). - Rounding differences were not settled.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health expenditure in Austria according to the System of Health Accounts. Compiled on 29 September 2022. - GDP as of 28 September 2022. - Rounding differences were not settled.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health expenditure in Austria according to the System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011 (OECD, Eurostat, WHO)). Compiled on 10 February 2022. - Rounding differences were not settled.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health expenditure in Austria according to the System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011 (OECD, Eurostat, WHO)). Compiled on 10 February 2022. - Rounding differences were not settled.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health expenditure in Austria according to the System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011 (OECD/Eurostat/WHO)). Compiled on 29 September 2022. - Rounding differences were not settled.

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