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Austria CPT Scott J. Stokoe February 2004. Agenda Background Austria Federal government Peer Nations Topography Natural Resources Demographics Population.

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1 Austria CPT Scott J. Stokoe February 2004

2 Agenda Background Austria Federal government Peer Nations Topography Natural Resources Demographics Population Pyramid Economy Health Military Military Planner Implications

3 Background 1918 –Republic of Austria created 1938 –Fell under German control 1945 –Liberated by the Allies 1955 –Officially became free and independent

4 Austria

5 Federal Government Federal Republic 9 states President –Thomas Klestil Political parties –Austrian People’s party, Social Democratic Party, Freedom Movement, Green Party Elections every 6 years –(2004)

6 Peer Nations

7 Topography

8 Natural Resources / Land Primary –Iron ore, oil, timber, magnesite, lead coal, lignite, copper, hydropower Arable land: 17% Agriculture: 80% domestic food requirements Natural hazards: Landslides, avalanches, earthquakes

9 Overview Human Development Index rank 1 16/175 Population rank 2 88/227 Index Economic Freedom rank 3 20, score 2.1 Corruption Perception Index rank 4 14 /133, score 8.0 WHO health rank 5 9 Self perceptions of health status 6 34% Very good; 40% good

10 Demographics for 2003 Population: 8,032,926 –German, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian, Roma Religion –Roman Catholic: 78% –Muslim/Other: 17% –Protestant: 5% Immigration rate: 2/1000 –Kosovo, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Macedonia, Yugoslavia

11 Population Pyramid Fertility Rate: 1.41

12 Economy GDP: $228.7 billion GDP real growth rate: 1.10% Real GDP/capita: $27,900 Inflation: 1.8% Unemployment: 4.8% Debt: $12.1 billion –$1,481 per capita 2003

13 Health Status 2003

14 Health Status Health status restricts daily activities for 5% 1 Measles vaccination in : 90% TB rate in 2000: 15/100,000 Morbidity / Mortality –Cancer and Cardiac 1 : 76.1% of all deaths in 2001 –Cancer 1 : / 100,000 –Circulatory disease 2 : / 100, http://www.who.int/country/aut/en/

15 Health System National health care program Insurance sources –State social funds (gross income) –Employer –Special programs (farmers, craftsmen) –Private Population insured: 99%

16 Health System 310 hospitals Bed/patient ratio: 8.8/ : 35,812 practicing doctors –31% GPs, 42% specialists, 10% dentists, 15% trainees Doctor/bed ratio: 1/4 beds Nurse/bed ratio: 1/1 beds

17 Health System Costs for 2002 % of GDP health expenditures: 7.7% Health expenditures: $21 billion –Up 5.5% from year prior Primary spending: Public health –Outpatient services, medical equipment, preventive health, R&D

18 Technology to Promote HC According to Harris Poll for GPs* –82% use computer in their practice –64% use internet or connect to GP network –55% use electronic medical records –18% had their own website –2% use PDA in the practice of medicine * Interview survey, sampling 3,504 GPs the fifteen countries of the European Union 2002

19 Health Care Reform Areas of focus: hospital structures, financing, IDS, nursing, social services, health promotion/prevention Long term care policy –Reorganize long term health program Pharmaceutical Policy –Reduce average cost of drugs Reduce hospital beds –Recoup 3 billion euros

20 Military Strength 1 : 38,000 men –Armored fighting vehicles: 800 –Combat Aircraft: 120 Member Partnership for Peace 2 Spending per GDP 3 : 0.8% or $1.5 billion http://www.countrywatch.com/cw_country.asp?vcountry=10

21 Military Planner Implications Aging population (16% over 65 yrs) Economic/Health position will attract immigration Population expected to decline Location in Europe Security/Terrorist threat: Low

22 Questions


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