Austria is among the top scorers in Access and Care Coverage, with relatively high access to treatment (though limited access to biologics) and diagnostics as well as to digital therapeutics and telemedicine and the population reports that healthcare service needs are well met . On the other hand, Austria ranks lower in Policy Context, though higher than the average, with a relatively high implementation of strategies for severe asthma. This score is limited by the lack of a national asthma strategy and limited alignment of guidelines with best practices and tobacco control policies. In terms of Health System Characteristics, Austria has significant room for improvement with a high number of asthma-related hospitalisations and average number of days spent in hospital.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Austria
Provides further insights into how Austria scores across each Index category
Guidelines, strategies, and policies related to the management of severe asthma and health outcomes
Regulations and practices concerning public payor coverage for and availability of diagnostic and treatment services for severe asthma
Indicators related to clinical management and economic impact of severe asthma and recording of patient health data
Information about the health impact of severe asthma and severe asthma comorbidities
Factors impacting prevention, management, and exacerbations of severe asthma
Aggregate score across the 5 categories.
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