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Austrian Health Information System
Österreichische Gesundheitsinformationssystem (ÖGIS)

Topic
Health and Performance
Social Systems and Welfare
Wellbeing
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
Aggregate data tables available from REGIS (Regional Health Information System), a database that is part of the much larger ÖGIS, and publicises selected indicators: http://regis.goeg.at/
Aggregate data tables available from REGIS (Regional Health Information System), a database that is part of the much larger ÖGIS, and publicises selected indicators: http://regis.goeg.at/
Aggregate data tables available from REGIS (Regional Health Information System), a database that is part of the much larger ÖGIS, and publicises selected indicators: http://regis.goeg.at/
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Governance

Contact information

Gerhard Fülöp and Anton Hlava/Health Austria (GÖG)
Austrian Health Institute (ÖBIG)
Stubenring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Phone: Gerhard Fülöp: +43151561163
Email: gerhard.fueloep(at)goeg.at / anton.hlava(at)goeg.at
Url: Aggregate data tables available from REGIS (Regional Health Information System), a database that is part of the much larger ÖGIS, and publicises selected indicators: http://regis.goeg.at/

Timeliness, transparency

The data are continuously updated; latest report to the Ministry of Health available for 2012.

Type of data


Other, please specify

Type of Study


The ÖGIS is a database, which contains data from numerous and wide-ranging national registries and surveys. It was explicitly created to provide rapid, regional, epidemiological data analysis, which spans the entire health system to the Ministry of Health, in order to create reports and for health planning purposes.

Data gathering method


Database is fed data from Statistik Austria, social insurance institutions, Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports (BMLVS), several research institutions and other providers of data.

Type of data


Other, please specify

Type of Study


The ÖGIS is a database, which contains data from numerous and wide-ranging national registries and surveys. It was explicitly created to provide rapid, regional, epidemiological data analysis, which spans the entire health system to the Ministry of Health, in order to create reports and for health planning purposes.

Data gathering method


Database is fed data from Statistik Austria, social insurance institutions, Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports (BMLVS), several research institutions and other providers of data.

Type of data


Other, please specify

Type of Study


The ÖGIS is a database, which contains data from numerous and wide-ranging national registries and surveys. It was explicitly created to provide rapid, regional, epidemiological data analysis, which spans the entire health system to the Ministry of Health, in order to create reports and for health planning purposes.

Data gathering method


Database is fed data from Statistik Austria, social insurance institutions, Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports (BMLVS), several research institutions and other providers of data.


Access to data

Conditions of access


Access to microdata is not available to the public (including researchers); however, the analysis of specific questions, can be usually commissioned for a fee.


Usually within 2 weeks


Aggregate data (according to data protection regulations in Austria)


Standard formats (MS-Excel, SQL-Tables, JPEG for maps)


Reports and aggregate data tables are only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Access to microdata is not available to the public (including researchers); however, the analysis of specific questions, can be usually commissioned for a fee.


Usually within 2 weeks


Aggregate data (according to data protection regulations in Austria)


Standard formats (MS-Excel, SQL-Tables, JPEG for maps)


Reports and aggregate data tables are only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Access to microdata is not available to the public (including researchers); however, the analysis of specific questions, can be usually commissioned for a fee.


Usually within 2 weeks


Aggregate data (according to data protection regulations in Austria)


Standard formats (MS-Excel, SQL-Tables, JPEG for maps)


Reports and aggregate data tables are only available in German.


Coverage


Data collection ongoing since 1993 (in addition REGIS created by 2000 as ÖGIS' internet platform accessible to the public). The sample covers the entire population of Austria (everyone who has been captured in the registries, censuses, and surveys of government and research institutions).


Maximum observation period based on available data in ÖGIS: 1980-2012


By age and sex with respect to the population


Routine data is drawn from the health care system, national registries, censuses, and surveys of government and research institutions.


There are five levels of regional data resolution: 2,300 municipalities (population ranging from 100 to 200,000 inhabitants); 121 districts (population ranging from 10,000 to 200,000 inhabitants); 35 NUTSIII-regions (NUTS-III-level of Eurostat, population ranging from 30,000 inhabitants to 1.5 million inhabitants); 9 provinces (NUTS-II-level of EUROSTAT, population ranging from 200,000 to 1.5 million inhabitants); and the national level


No specified age range


This database mostly makes use of complete datasets. Therefore, representativeness is mostly ensured.


Data collected on life expectancy, mortality, cancer incidence, hospital stays, self-reported health, and on different health care sectors like acute care, rehabilitative care, old-age homes, outpatient care, mobile care. Corresponds to Health and Performance, Wellbeing, Social Systems and Welfare Topics


• "Austrian Infectious Diseases Health Report, 2006" (Österreichische Infektionskrankheitenbericht 2006) • "Health and Illness in Austria: Austrian Health Report, 2009" (Gesundheit und Krankheit in Österreich: Gesundheitsbericht Österreich 2009)

Coverage


Data collection ongoing since 1993 (in addition REGIS created by 2000 as ÖGIS' internet platform accessible to the public). The sample covers the entire population of Austria (everyone who has been captured in the registries, censuses, and surveys of government and research institutions).


Maximum observation period based on available data in ÖGIS: 1980-2012


By age and sex with respect to the population


Routine data is drawn from the health care system, national registries, censuses, and surveys of government and research institutions.


There are five levels of regional data resolution: 2,300 municipalities (population ranging from 100 to 200,000 inhabitants); 121 districts (population ranging from 10,000 to 200,000 inhabitants); 35 NUTSIII-regions (NUTS-III-level of Eurostat, population ranging from 30,000 inhabitants to 1.5 million inhabitants); 9 provinces (NUTS-II-level of EUROSTAT, population ranging from 200,000 to 1.5 million inhabitants); and the national level


No specified age range


This database mostly makes use of complete datasets. Therefore, representativeness is mostly ensured.


Data collected on life expectancy, mortality, cancer incidence, hospital stays, self-reported health, and on different health care sectors like acute care, rehabilitative care, old-age homes, outpatient care, mobile care. Corresponds to Health and Performance, Wellbeing, Social Systems and Welfare Topics


• "Austrian Infectious Diseases Health Report, 2006" (Österreichische Infektionskrankheitenbericht 2006) • "Health and Illness in Austria: Austrian Health Report, 2009" (Gesundheit und Krankheit in Österreich: Gesundheitsbericht Österreich 2009)

Coverage


Data collection ongoing since 1993 (in addition REGIS created by 2000 as ÖGIS' internet platform accessible to the public). The sample covers the entire population of Austria (everyone who has been captured in the registries, censuses, and surveys of government and research institutions).


Maximum observation period based on available data in ÖGIS: 1980-2012


By age and sex with respect to the population


Routine data is drawn from the health care system, national registries, censuses, and surveys of government and research institutions.


There are five levels of regional data resolution: 2,300 municipalities (population ranging from 100 to 200,000 inhabitants); 121 districts (population ranging from 10,000 to 200,000 inhabitants); 35 NUTSIII-regions (NUTS-III-level of Eurostat, population ranging from 30,000 inhabitants to 1.5 million inhabitants); 9 provinces (NUTS-II-level of EUROSTAT, population ranging from 200,000 to 1.5 million inhabitants); and the national level


No specified age range


This database mostly makes use of complete datasets. Therefore, representativeness is mostly ensured.


Data collected on life expectancy, mortality, cancer incidence, hospital stays, self-reported health, and on different health care sectors like acute care, rehabilitative care, old-age homes, outpatient care, mobile care. Corresponds to Health and Performance, Wellbeing, Social Systems and Welfare Topics


• "Austrian Infectious Diseases Health Report, 2006" (Österreichische Infektionskrankheitenbericht 2006) • "Health and Illness in Austria: Austrian Health Report, 2009" (Gesundheit und Krankheit in Österreich: Gesundheitsbericht Österreich 2009)


Linkage


Direct standardization for age


Individual datasets cannot be linked within ÖGIS, but may be displayed according to, e.g. postal codes.

Linkage


Direct standardization for age


Individual datasets cannot be linked within ÖGIS, but may be displayed according to, eg. postal codes.

Linkage


Direct standardization for age


Individual datasets cannot be linked within ÖGIS, but may be displayed according to, e.g. postal codes.


Data quality


There are no entry errors because all data are pre-checked before integration into the ÖGIS database.


None, except HIS (not available for each year)


Mostly consistent according to international databases by WHO, OECD and EU

Data quality


Essentially yes, according to data availability There are no entry errors because all data are pre-checked before integration into the ÖGIS database.


None, except HIS (not available for each year)


Mostly consistent according to international databases by WHO, OECD and EU

Data quality


There are no entry errors because all data are pre-checked before integration into the ÖGIS database.


None, except HIS (not available for each year)


Mostly consistent according to international databases by WHO, OECD and EU


Applicability


Strengths: The database comprises almost all data sources on in-patient health and care systems in Austria (presentable via tables, graphs and maps), and geographical disaggregation is at the municipal level. Weaknesses: As of yet, data on out-patient care and services are not captured in the database; Individual datasets within ÖGIS cannot be linked.

Applicability


Strengths: The database comprises almost all data sources on in-patient health and care systems in Austria (presentable via tables, graphs and maps), and geographical disaggregation is at the municipal level. Weaknesses: As of yet, data on out-patient care and services are not captured in the database; Individual datasets within ÖGIS cannot be linked.

Applicability


Strengths: The database comprises almost all data sources on in-patient health and care systems in Austria (presentable via tables, graphs and maps), and geographical disaggregation is at the municipal level. Weaknesses: As of yet, data on out-patient care and services are not captured in the database; Individual datasets within ÖGIS cannot be linked.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)