What Forms Of Ordination Are There?

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What Forms Of Ordination Are There?
What Forms Of Ordination Are There?
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What forms of ordination are there?

The classic form of ordination is the individual practice in which a doctor provides medical services. Several independent doctors can set up a group practice. Joint practices, on the other hand, are loose associations of several doctors in one ordination. In addition to the outpatient departments of the non-profit hospitals, there are also independent outpatient departments. They are a combination of a doctor's office and a hospital.

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Individual practice

The classic form of ordination is the individual practice in which a doctor provides medical services. The operator of the ordination can have a contract with a health insurance company, but does not have to. If there is no such contract, it is an elective doctor.

You can find more information on elective doctors under Costs and deductibles.

Group practice

Several independent doctors can set up a group practice. Like an individual practice, the group practice can also have a contract with one or more health insurances or work as an elective doctor's practice without a contract.

You can find more information about the private doctor's practices under statutory health insurance, elective or private doctor ?.

Practice community

Joint practices are loose associations of several doctors in one ordination. They only use the premises together. Joint practices differ from group practices mainly in that the respective doctor acts as an independent legal entity.

Outpatient clinic

In addition to the outpatient departments of the non-profit hospitals, there are also independent outpatient departments. They are a combination of a doctor's office and a hospital. They are managed either by social security agencies, cities, municipalities or by private owners. Around 90 percent of the independent outpatient clinics are managed by specialists, the rest by general practitioners.

From a legal point of view, independent outpatient clinics are hospitals and as such can also employ doctors. Unlike hospital outpatient departments, however, they are not obliged to provide round-the-clock and emergency care. Independent outpatient clinics are, for example, x-ray institutes or dental clinics - they can have health insurance contracts, but do not have to.

Further information about independent outpatient clinics in Austria (including a list) can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.

Note The directory of independent outpatient clinics is made available as a list for further processing. This directory currently contains around 900 independent outpatient clinics. The list is updated regularly. The information provided is a voluntary service as part of the public relations work of the Federal Ministry.

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