Physical health, and in particular also psychosocial health, are factors that play an essential role in individual well-being and life satisfaction. The initial monitoring results show that Vienna is well on track to attain the objectives set for the healthcare field. However, these do not as yet include the possible contribution Vienna‘s healthcare sector could make to attaining the climate, energy and resource objectives. The city‘s existing environmental and energy concepts can be taken as a basis for utilising efficiency potentials and developing Vienna‘s healthcare institutions into lead enterprises for Smart City Wien.

With a view to strengthening health-promoting living conditions (measured by air quality, noise pollution, bathing water quality, etc.), the monitoring results tend to give a positive assessment. The health literacy of all population groups as well as the satisfaction with medical care structures is comparatively high. Both the frequency and the duration of hospital stays were significantly reduced, and the corresponding target values were even undercut.

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