Psychic Diseases: Costs of € 3.3bn

Politics ♦ Published: April 11, 2012; 20:06 ♦ (Vindobona)

The number of staff away sick in Austria rose by 100% since 1995.

Psychic Diseases: Costs of € 3.3bn / Picture: ©

Herbert Tumpel, head of the Austrian Chamber of Labor presented a study showing that psychic diseases cause economic costs of € 3.3bn per year. The economist Gudrun Biffl (WIFO – Austrian Institute of Economic Research) expects that costs are twice as high. Biffl says that workers who still go to work, but are unproductive must be included.

This trend continues for years,…