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Health Targets for Austria Relevance – Options – Contexts

Austria Federal Ministry of Health Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Austria May 2012 Policy document equality, health promotion, health service

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In 2011 the Federal Health Commission of Austria and the Austrian Council of Ministers decided to draw up health targets. The corresponding targets have now been drafted. They describe approaches towards a further increase in general health in Austria and the path to be taken to attain this. The 10 health targets will be in force for the next 20 years. The overall target that has been defined is to improve the health of all people living in Austria, irrespective of level of education, income or situation in life. It is crucial to maintain people's health and not just to respond to illness. It is thus possible not only to improve population health but also to reduce pressure on the health care system.

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