Austrian clinics treat dozens of thousands of foreign patients every year. People are first and foremost motivated to come there by the country’s developed healthcare system. There are 510 doctors per 100,000 Austrians; it is one of the highest patient-to-doctor ratios in the world.
It is a desirable job among Austrians. High-quality medical services in both public and private clinics are attributable to large public investment.
Second, the country boasts its own accreditation system. State authorities strictly supervise the quality of medical services in Austrian hospitals, in particular, in accordance with the Austrian Federal Hospital Act, which has been in force since 1993. The authorities refer to it when it comes to controlling medical activities and services quality.
Highly qualified Austrian doctors and healthcare professionals are something the country is extremely proud of. The profession requires successful completion of a demanding six-year education at one of the country’s three medical schools, followed by several more years of training. Then and only then can a doctor start medical activities and treatment in Austria. After three years as a general practitioner, a doctor can delve into a specialization: gynecologist, urologist, oncologist, and so on – a process, that will take several years to complete.
Austrian medicine prioritizes cancer treatment. Austrian clinics employ state-of-the-art methods and a holistic approach. Doctors turn to innovative medicine and procedures that directly target pathogenic cells and protect healthy cells from negative effects. They also focus on the treatment of the spine and joints, drawing on the latest developments which guarantee successful treatment and a good prognosis for the patient.
Cost of treatment in Austria
The cost entirely depends on the medical condition, the therapy chosen, and the patient and is calculated individually. In general, prices are average, i.e. higher than in Turkey, but lower than in Israel or Germany.
Austrian clinics may ask different prices for their services, sometimes with a margin of 10–12%, which are likely to be higher in public clinics due to pricing.