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Health Expenditure following the "System of Health Accounts" for Austria
Gesundheitsausgaben nach "System of Health Accounts" für Österreich

Topic
Health and Performance
Social Systems and Welfare
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
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Governance

Contact information

Michael Gmeinder and Daniela Pöschl
Statistik Austria
Guglgasse 13
1110 Vienna
Austria
Phone: +431711287662/ +431711288119
Email: daniela.poeschl(at)statistik.gv.at / michael.gmeinder(at)statistik.gv.at
Url: www.statistik.at/.../index.html

Timeliness, transparency

The health expenditure data is revised and made publicly available annually at the end of February, including minor revisions on the basis of updated data and improved expenditure estimates. Table 7 (health expenditure by gender and age) for the years 2010 and 2011 has not yet been published online, but will be available in 2013/2014.

Type of data


Registry + Survey

Type of Study


Annual health accounts data series (OECD System of Health Accounts, SHA)

Data gathering method


Secondary data from registries and surveys compiled from: national accounts statistics and financial management, social welfare institutions, Private Hospitals Financing Fund (PRIKRAF), health care institutions (KFA), university hospitals, Federal Ministry of Defense, Social Fund of Vienna, Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions (Hauptverband), Insurance Association (VVO), Association of Pharmacists, Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Welfare and Consumer Protection (BMASK), University of Economics, Vienna.

Type of data


Registry + Survey

Type of Study


Annual health accounts data series (OECD System of Health Accounts, SHA)

Data gathering method


Secondary data from registries and surveys compiled from: national accounts statistics and financial management, social welfare institutions, Private Hospitals Financing Fund (PRIKRAF), health care institutions (KFA), university hospitals, Federal Ministry of Defense, Social Fund of Vienna, Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions (Hauptverband), Insurance Association (VVO), Association of Pharmacists, Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Welfare and Consumer Protection (BMASK), University of Economics, Vienna.


Access to data

Conditions of access


Aggregate data is available


Aggregate data


Excel tables


The tables are available in English and the reports are only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Aggregate data is available


Aggregate data


Excel tables


The tables are available in English and the reports are only available in German.


Coverage


Austria has collected data according to OECD SHA for 8 years (since 2005). Reference year lags two years behind the current year (e.g. The reference year for 2013 is 2011). The sample is comprised of the entire Austrian population (according to residential/household units).


2005


Secondary data based on the Austrian National Accounts.


By state (Bundesland)


Age groups from under the age of 1 to 85 and above


Data collected on health expenditure by age and gender, and care provider (in-patient, out-patient, home care, day care). Corresponds to Health and Performance and Social Systems and Welfare Topics


• "Health Expenditure in Austria According to System of Health Accounts (OECD) 1990-2011" (Gesundheitsausgaben in Österreich nach System of Health Accounts (OECD) 1990 - 2011) • “Summary of Expenditures According to System of Health Accounts: Midterm Report 2013” (Erfassung der Gesundheitsausgaben nach System of Health Accounts: Zwischenbericht 2013)

Coverage


Austria has collected data according to OECD SHA for 8 years (since 2005). Reference year lags two years behind the current year (e.g. The reference year for 2013 is 2011). The sample is comprised of the entire Austrian population (according to residential/household units).


2005


Secondary data based on the Austrian National Accounts.


By state (Bundesland)


Age groups from under the age of 1 to 85 and above


Data collected on health expenditure by age and gender, and care provider (in-patient, out-patient, home care, day care). Corresponds to Health and Performance and Social Systems and Welfare Topics


• "Health Expenditure in Austria According to System of Health Accounts (OECD) 1990-2011" (Gesundheitsausgaben in Österreich nach System of Health Accounts (OECD) 1990 - 2011) • “Summary of Expenditures According to System of Health Accounts: Midterm Report 2013” (Erfassung der Gesundheitsausgaben nach System of Health Accounts: Zwischenbericht 2013)


Linkage


ICHA (International Classification of Health Accounts)


Linked to Austrian National Accounts

Linkage


ICHA (International Classification of Health Accounts)


Linked to Austrian National Accounts


Data quality


Not reported


New ICHA codes in some program areas of the SHA were introduced in 2011, but this should not affect the aggregate data on health expenditure by age and gender presented in the tables (Table 7).


New ICHA codes in some program areas of the SHA were introduced in 2011, but this should not affect the aggregate data on health expenditure by age and gender presented in the tables (Table 7).

Data quality


Not reported


New ICHA codes in some program areas of the SHA were introduced in 2011, but this should not affect the aggregate data on health expenditure by age and gender presented in the tables (Table 7).


New ICHA codes in some program areas of the SHA were introduced in 2011, but this should not affect the aggregate data on health expenditure by age and gender presented in the tables (Table 7).


Applicability


Strengths: The data is internationally comparable (though limited as each country adapts the ICHA system to suit its needs and available data). Weaknesses: Disaggregated data is not publicly available.

Applicability


Strengths: The data is internationally comparable (though limited as each country adapts the ICHA system to suit its needs and available data). Weaknesses: Disaggregated data is not publicly available.


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