Healthcare workers in Austria
Although the number of healthcare institutions has remained relatively stable year-on-year in Austria, the number of personnel working within them have been increasing. The number of physicians in Austria increased by approximately eighteen thousand between 2000 and 2021. In addition, the number of practicing nurses came to over 93 thousand in 2021, an increase of roughly 48 thousand nurses since 2000.
Spending indicators on health
In every year since 2009, Austria has spent over ten percent of its GDP on healthcare. In 2020, Austria’s expenditure on healthcare was 11.5 percent of GDP. In comparison to other European countries this placed Austria sixth-highest in terms of health expenditure in 2020. Top of the list was Germany, which spent 12.8 percent of GDP on healthcare in this year.