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Psychiatry in Austria

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Psychiatry, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, email wolfgang.fleischhacker@uibk.ac.at
Johannes Wancata
Affiliation:
Department of Social Psychiatry, Medical University Vienna, Austria
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Austria covers an area of some 84000 km2 and has a population of 8.1 million. According to World Bank criteria, Austria is a high-income country. The overall health budget represents 8% of gross domestic product (World Health Organization, 2005). The state of Austria is divided into nine federal provinces, which have significant legislative rights, including in healthcare provision.

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Federal Ministry of Health and Women (2001, 2003) Mental Health in Austria. Selected Annotated Statistics from the Austrian Mental Health Reports 2001 and 2003.Google Scholar
Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitswesen (1998) Struktureller Bedarf in der psychiatrischen Versorgung. (Structural Needs for Organizing Psychiatric Services.)Google Scholar
Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitswesen (2001) Evaluierung der dezentralen Fachabteilungen für Psychiatrie. (Evaluation of Psychiatric Units in General Hospitals.)Google Scholar
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