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The 2011 edition of OECD's periodic review of the Austrian economy. This edition includes chapters covering public sector inefficiencies and reforming the health care system.
Table of contents:
Basic statistics of Austria (2010) Executive summary Assessment and recommendations -Bibliography -Annex A1. Boxes on Cross-border prudential policy and The relationship between undemployment and GDP -Annex A2. Progress in structural reform -Annex A3. Selected structural reform priorities of the Austrian government: Road map 2011-13 Chapter 1.Public sector inefficiencies have become less affordable -Public finances after the crisis -Public spending needs to be substantially restrained -Towards a more growth-friendly tax structure Chapter 2.Reforming a highly regarded but costly health system -Introduction -The health system performs well but is excessively fragmented and costly -Important fiscal challenges lie ahead -The efficiency of the system can be significantly improved, notably in the hospital sector -Health care policy should also be supported by improvements in lifestyles -Policy recommendations -Bibliography -Annex 2.A1. The future of the health system in the national policy agenda -Annex 2.A2. Austria’s progress with e-health technologies -Annex 2.A3. Some challenges with the national check-up programme