The Resource Reforming Austria's Highly Regarded but Costly Health System, Rauf Gönenç, Maria Hofmarcher and Andreas Wörgötter, (electronic resource)

Reforming Austria's Highly Regarded but Costly Health System, Rauf Gönenç, Maria Hofmarcher and Andreas Wörgötter, (electronic resource)

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Reforming Austria's Highly Regarded but Costly Health System
Title
Reforming Austria's Highly Regarded but Costly Health System
Statement of responsibility
Rauf Gönenç, Maria Hofmarcher and Andreas Wörgötter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly. Its governance and funding structure is highly fragmented and it makes too much use of inpatient care in hospitals. Entry and competition opportunities are de facto limited in most health markets. The system operates therefore on a supply-driven basis, and does not have clear mechanisms to optimize spending on a cost-benefit basis. Population lifestyles are also not supportive of good health outcomes and suffer important differences between social groups, raising risks for the future. This Working Paper reviews Austrian authorities' responses to these challenges, and makes recommendations based on OECD countries' experiences. The suggested priorities are: i) more clearly assigning the performance, financing and spending responsibilities in the system, ii) enforcing a national capacity plan for publicly-funded inpatient and outpatient care, iii) introducing performance-based payment mechanisms in all services, iv) promoting the transition to "integrated care" by better balancing preventive, outpatient, inpatient, rehabilitation and long-term care, v) emphasizing healthier lifestyles and monitoring progress against national health goals (such as targets for obesity and overweight rates), and vi) better clarifying the medium-term fiscal outlook and scenarios of the system. This working paper is a slightly revised and completed version
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Cataloging source
FR-PaOEC
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Gönenç, Rauf
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international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hofmarcher, Maria
  • Wörgötter, Andreas
Series statement
OECD Economics Department Working Papers,
Series volume
no.895
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  • Social Issues/Migration/Health
  • Economics
  • Austria
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Reforming Austria's Highly Regarded but Costly Health System, Rauf Gönenç, Maria Hofmarcher and Andreas Wörgötter, (electronic resource)
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not applicable
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
762088663
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 54 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/5kg51mbntk7j-en
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762088663
Label
Reforming Austria's Highly Regarded but Costly Health System, Rauf Gönenç, Maria Hofmarcher and Andreas Wörgötter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
762088663
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 54 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/5kg51mbntk7j-en
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762088663

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