Number of hospitals reached 278 in 2013 in Austria, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 0.361 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of hospitals in Austria reached an all time high of 311 in 1986 and an all time low of 261 in 2003. When compared to Austria's main peers, number of hospitals in Germany amounted to 3,183, 173 in Hungary and 293 in Switzerland in 2013.
Austria has been ranked 11th within the group of 26 countries we follow in terms of number of hospitals, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Hospitals comprise licensed establishments primarily engaged in providing medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to in-patients and the specialised accommodation services required by in-patients.