In 2012 the University of Applied Sciences, Department Health, drew up the 3rd regional health report. The goal was to draw up a determinant-oriented report with a focus on prevention and health-promoting factors. One emphasis was put on the health of children and youths in Burgenland. The goal of the research project aimed at realizing the concept of an integrated health report (Süß et al. 2004) and to incorporate stakeholders and representatives of regional health institutions in the health reporting process in order to increase the acceptance of the report.
One feature of the Burgenland Health Report 2012 is the mix of methods. For the first time the system “Business Intelligence in Health Care” incorporated routine data gathered in the care facilities along indices related to intra –and extramural health care into the health report.
On top of this, a quantitative parent-child-query was carried out in the county of Oberwart and focus groups were being held. The wide range of methods was rounded off by a health economic assessment of recommendations regarding health-promoting measures that was developed in cooperation with local stakeholders.
Burgenland – for the first time – now has a comprehensive, determinant-oriented public health report.
The Burgenland Health Report 2012 informs of the health care situation and health care provision of people in the state. The report serves as important evaluation and monitoring tool and as sound basis for a demand-oriented health care policy.
One core result is the recommendations regarding health-promoting measures that have been assessed according to health-economics. They offer valuable support in the selection and assessment of efficient health promoting interventions. As such, the assessed measures form an important framework for the state’s health care target commission.