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AT11_AT21_Regional Health Care Structure Plan Carinthia_2014

Name of the country Austria (Carinthia)
Sector Health
Name of the document (original) Regionaler Strukturplan Gesundheit Kärnten 2020
Name of the document (English) Regional Health Care Structure Plan Carinthia 2020
Administrative level State
Type of the document Plan
Year of adoption 2014
Foreseen duration 2020
Comments The Regional Health Care Structure Plan Carinthia (RSG) is determined by the overall objective of controlling health at the state level and includes inpatient and outpatient care planning at the level of the province of Carinthia
Sector Health
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT21
Authority Kärntner Gesundheitsfonds
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SSGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description definition of rules
Major objectives health of people
Short Summary Regional Health Care Structure Plan 2020
The institute HEALTH – Institute for biomedicine and health sciences of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH was contracted by the Carinthian health fund for the analysis and planning work for the regional Health Care Structure Plan 2020 for the State of Carinthia. The planning content includes the acute inpatient treatment sector, the entire outpatient sector (hospital outpatient, resident with and without §2 compulsory health insurance contract, outpatient centres), outpatient haemodialysis care, care with technical large medical devices and the entire psychosocial care. Beyond that, mobile palliative care was to be planned. An illustration of the current situation from a structural viewpoint as well as referring to the provision of services was to be presented, including a derivation of the target structure. Planning horizon is the year 2020.

The main principles of the planning correspond to the specifications of the Austrian Health Care Structure Plan (ÖSG 2012), that forms the framework of the planning, as well as the plan of the healthcare reform on a federal level and the determinations of the national goal management. They consist of the assurance of health care that is best-possible, need-adequate, qualitatively purposeful, efficient and effective as well as regionally equal. Objectives of the planning determinations are to relieve inpatient structures and the strengthening of day clinic and daytime structuring service offers and the expansion of outpatient care services. Supra-regional care flows were considered and the entire care provision offer was viewed as an intertwining, attuned system in the sense of an integrated approach.
The approach is based on a quantitative analysis of the actual provision of service per sector with detailed assessments concerning the usage and provision of services, for which many indicators were calculated. Anonymised raw data from the involved accounting systems was available for this process. The prognostic estimates are based on demographic development factors and different adaptation steps to the individual parameters. This was done by means of data-driven standardisation and equalisation measures fed from the benchmarks taken from actual regional provisions of service. The theoretical quantitative planning statements were subsequently subjected to regional specifics, location-related characteristics and availability contemplations and defined in quality. In some planning areas, determination was done directly by qualitative contemplations.
Centralised/decentralised decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
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