Federalism in Health and Social Care in Austria

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


The book integrates two disciplines- economics and political science- to map the past, present and future of the territorial allocation of authority in health and social care in secected countries of Western Europe. Our book section deals with health and social care in Austria which is organised in separate systems. We provide information on the legal and political foundations of federalism in Austrian health and social care, describe both systems in detail by linking the present to past developments and assess the impact of federalism on the performance of the two systems.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFederalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care
Editors Joan Costa Font & Scott L Greer
Place of PublicationHoundsmills, Basingstoke; New York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages154 - 189
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-28524-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 504007 Empirical social research
  • 509005 Gerontology
  • 509012 Social policy
  • 502046 Economic policy

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