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Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how Austria compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.
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Die antimikrobielle Resistenz (AMR) - die Fähigkeit von Mikroben, gegen antimikrobielle Mittel resistent zu werden - ist und bleibt eine alarmierende globale Gesundheitsbedrohung, welche die Wirksamkeit vieler Fortschritte des 20. In den vergangenen Jahren hat Österreich große Fortschritte bei der Bekämpfung von AMR gemacht. Dennoch sind weitere Verbesserungen erforderlich.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, Austria made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.
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RTM illustrates respondents’ perceived economic risks, levels of satisfaction with current social policies, and preferences for future government action on social protection: Austrians are relatively confident in social protection and call for greater progressive taxation
The tax wedge for the average single worker in Austria decreased by 1.0 percentage point from 47.8% in 2021 to 46.8% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Austria increased by 1.2 percentage points from 42.2% in 2020 to 43.5% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.
Biographical note of Austria's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
Austria’s economy is recovering well from the COVID-19 crisis thanks to decisive policy action, although challenges remain in the form of labour and skills shortages. Efforts should now focus on increasing the labour force participation of women and older workers, adjusting public finances once the recovery is fully self-sustained, and accelerating the shift to a greener and widely digitalised economy, according to a new OECD report.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Austria is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
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Austria has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption – 12 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.5 bottles of wine or 4.6 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Austria, some population groups are at higher risk than others.