Utilization of Treatment Services and Patient Demographics in Austria 2011

"The client year 2011 is the sixth year for which data of the DOKLI [Austrian Treatment Demand Indicator System] nationwide documentation system of clients of Austrian drug services have been available 36 (see also Tables A23–A28).
"The drug support and treatment centres in Austria that are covered by the DOKLI system communicated data on a total of 3,037 people who had started long-term outpatient treatment in 2011. For 1,589 of them this was the first drug treatment they had ever had in their lives. 1,526 clients started long-term inpatient/residential treatment, and for 272 of them this was their first long-term drug-related treatment. Apart from people undergoing conventional drug-related medical treatment, DOKLI also registered 379 people turning to low-threshold services, and 6 511 people requiring drug-related services in the form of short-term contacts. Generally speaking, the data gathered for 2011 correspond to those of previous years.
"Approximately one in six clients treated is younger than 20 – except in inpatient settings, where they account for 8% of patients A proportion of between 45% (low-threshold services) and 61% (long-term inpatient treatment) is between 20 and 29 years old (see Figure 5.1 and Table A23).
"In all settings studied, the percentage of women clients was between 20% and 25%."


Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, "2012 National report (2011 Data) to the EMCDDA by the National Reitox Focal Point: Austria: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Vienna, Austria: GOG/OBIG, October 2012), p. 51.