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Public health in Austria: an analysis of the status of public health

Ladurner, Joy and Gerger, Marlene and Holland, Walter and Mossialos, Elias and Merkur, Sherry and Stewart, Susie and Irwin, Rachel and Soffried, Jürgen, eds. (2011) Public health in Austria: an analysis of the status of public health. Observatory studies series. , 24 World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289002493

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This book explores the key challenges facing Austria’s public health system. Set firmly in the context of the history, scope, functions and responsibilities of public health in developed countries, it examines how the Austrian system has developed and adapted over the last 50 years to the benefit of the population. It also looks at the challenges presented by life in the 21st century. The book draws on both national research and expert interviews to present a fully-rounded picture. This shows that the public health system in Austria is struggling to maintain essential services and develop policies for improvement, and the study proposes strategies and policies to tackle these developments, looking in particular at change within the fields of education, research and training. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, advisers and analysts interested in developing a public health strategy and competence in both developed and developing countries, as well as researchers interested in the Austrian health system.

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Additional Information: © 2011 World Health Organization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 08:36
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 15:23

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