The number of hospital beds in Austria has not fluctuated much across the provided time interval. In the year 2000 there were approximately 63.7 thousand hospital beds in the country, by 2019 there were 64.3 thousand hospitals.
Healthcare workers in Austria
Although the number of healthcare beds has remained reasonably 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 fourteen thousand between 2000 and 2018. In addition, the number of practicing nurses was around 60 thousand in 2018, an increase of around fifteen 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 2019, Austria’s expenditure on healthcare was 10.4 percent of GDP. In comparison to other European countries this placed Austria sixth-highest in terms of health expenditure in 2018. Top of the list was Switzerland, which spent 12.1 percent of GDP on healthcare in this year.
Number of hospital beds in Austria from 2000 to 2018