Statistische Nachrichten - Summaries Oktober 2021
- Demographic Structure in the year 2020
- Inpatient Psychiatric Acute Care >Refereed<
- Foreign Trade in the first half-year 2021
- CPI of August 2021
- Residential Nursing Home Accounts 2018 >Refereed<
Demographic Structure in the year 2020
During the year 2020, the Austrian population increased
Inpatient Psychiatric Acute Care >Refereed<
Acute inpatient care is one of the most important sectors of the healthcare system. Nearly 2.4 million inpatient stays were recorded in 156 acute care hospitals with 47,175 beds in 2019. The vast majority of these were for the treatment of somatic conditions, with psychiatric diagnoses documented as the primary reason for hospitalization in 4% of cases.
This article deals with the development of acute inpatient care for mental, psychosomatic and addiction disorders in recent years. The focus is on aspects of infrastructure (hospitals, departments, beds) and on treatment priorities in different areas of care. Data on the number and duration of hospital stays, discharge diagnoses, suicide and suicide attempts provide detailed insights into inpatient psychiatric care in Austria. Emphasis is placed on detailed analyses of various patient groups (according to age, gender, nationality and diagnosis).
Foreign Trade in the first half-year 2021
Compared to the first half year 2020, the turnover of the Austrian ITGS (International Trade in Goods Statistics) of the first six months 2021 (preliminary results) indicated an increase with regard to imports as well as to exports. Austrian imports of goods rose by 22.2% to EUR 85.60 billion; Austrian exports grew by 16.5% to EUR 80.35 billion.
Foreign trade with EU member states showed growth
in both trade flows (intra-EU-imports:
The Austrian trading of goods balance registered a deficit of EUR 5.26 billion from January to June 2021, up from EUR 1.11 billion in the same period in 2020. The coverage rate of import values by export values amounted to 93.9%.
CPI of August 2021
The inflation rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI,
base year 2020) in August 2021 was 3.2% (July 2021: 2.9%). This was
the highest value since December 2011 (3.2%). Expenditures for transport
The measures to contain COVID
Residential Nursing Home Accounts 2018 >Refereed<
The present article shows three evaluations from the internal analysis project of Statistics Austria under the title Residential Nursing Home Accounts. As part of this analysis project, the monetarily measured outputs and inputs of the production accounts for the area Residential nursing care activities and Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled are expanded to include a measurement in physical units. The first evaluation carried out on the basis of this analysis project concerns a detailed representation of the production process of Residential nursing care activities and Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled according to political districts and carriers. For the first time, quality aspects were also taken into account in the components of the production accounts. The second evaluation specifies the production process of Residential nursing care activities and Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled by mapping Residential nursing care services and Welfare services delivered through residential institutions to elderly persons on behalf of municipalities and municipal associations. The third evaluation analyses the effects of the abolition of the nursing regress, which has been in effect since 2018, on the macroeconomic variables of production and consumption.
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