Public Health in Austria

An Analysis of the Status of Public Health

March 2012
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    26th March 2012
  • ISBN 9789289002493
  • Language English
  • Pages 379 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"

This book explores the key challenges facing Austria's public health system. Set firmly in the context of the history, scope, functions and responsibilities of public health in developed countries, it examines how the Austrian system has developed and adapted over the last 50 years to the benefit of the population. It also looks at the challenges presented by life in the 21st century.

The book draws on both national research and expert interviews to present a fully-rounded picture. This shows that the public health system in Austria is struggling to maintain essential services and develop policies for improvement, and the study proposes strategies and policies to tackle these developments, looking in particular at change within the fields of education, research and training.

This book is essential reading for policy-makers, advisers and analysts interested in developing a public health strategy and competence in both developed and developing countries, as well as researchers interested in the Austrian health system.

1. Introduction
2. Analysis of the Austrian public health system
3. Information management and health reporting
4. Health targets
5. Addressing disadvantaged and special needs groups
6. Health professionals and public health
7. Recommendations
8. Annexes