Total health spending per capita, in U.S. dollarsPPP-adjusted, of Austria compared amongst various other first world nations.
The nation of Austria has a two-tierhealth care system in which virtually all individuals receive publicly funded care, but they also have the option to purchase supplementary private health insurance. Some individuals choose to completely pay for their care privately.
Austrian health care spending as a percentage of GDP for 1970 to 2007 compared with other nations
Healthcare in Austria is universal for residents of Austria as well as those from other EU countries. Students from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland who are in possession of a valid national health insurance in their home country merely need the European Health Insurance Card. So called self-insured students have to pay an insurance fee of EUR 52.68 per month.
Care involving private insurance plans (sometimes referred to as "comfort class" care) can include more flexible visiting hours, occupying a private room, and receiving care from a private doctor.