Austria has an extensive network of healthcare institutions. According to Statistik Austria, there were 277 hospitals (123 of which were public and/or charitable hospitals) with 64,703 beds in 2012. There were also 23,562 doctors and 86,445 members of other healthcare professions practicing in Austrian hospitals.
The Austrian healthcare system is characterized by a high density of doctors. In 2012 there were 13,657 persons practicing as general practitioners and 20,834 persons practicing as specialists (including persons with multiple qualifications) and an additional 4,797 persons practicing as dentists.
For pharmaceutical care in Austria, in 2012 there was a total of 2,252 medicinal product dispensaries, including 1,303 public, 46 hospital, and 877 private pharmacies run by doctors as well as 26 chain pharmacies.
Information on the Austrian health care system can be found under the following links: