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Media owner/publisher
Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG) / Austrian National Public Health Institute
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1010 Vienna, Austria
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Company registration number: FN 281909y
Commercial register court: Commercial Court Vienna
UID no.: ATU 62777178

This website is published by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG) / Austrian National Public Health Institute whose Pharmacoeconomics Department (until 2016 Health Economics Department) has been designated a WHO Collaborating Centre.

The website is not a publication of WHO. Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG) / Austrian National Public Health Institute is responsible for the views expressed on this website, and they do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the World Health Organization.


As successor of ‘Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitswesen’ (ÖBIG / Austrian Health Institute) that had been founded in 1973, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG, Austrian National Public Health Institute) was established on 1 August 2006 on the basis of a federal law (see Founding Law), as the national research and planning institute for health care and a competence and funding centre of health promotion in Austria.

The website serves as an information platform about the work and objectives of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies affiliated to the Pharmacoeconomics Department at the Austrian National Public Health Institute.

Liability and accuracy

While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness. The information provided on this site does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and is subject to change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information. In particular, no legal claims can be established from the use of the information and services retrieved.

Irrespective of the effort to keep problems with the use of information and services as low as possible, no guarantee or liability is assumed for the complete and correct display or print reproduction as well as for the usability of downloadable files for the intended or indicated purpose.

Please note that links are provided with due diligence for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. Due to the dynamic nature of Internet pages, however, continuous checking of all linked content is not possible. GÖG has no influence on the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of such information or the actual availability and freedom from malware of linked content, which is why any warranty or liability in this respect is excluded.


Content (layout and all contents like texts, graphics as well as the used picture material) on this website is WHO CC copyright unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved. Visitors can download material and use it as an information source and for research and study purposes. Commercial exploitation is forbidden. Information downloaded, used and extracted from this website has to be correctly quoted.

The Pharmacoeconomics Department would highly appreciate being informed about use of information provided on this website.


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