How Long Do You Stay in Hospital?

Average Length of Hospital Stay (In-Patient Care) (days), 2013 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 37 countries in 2013, Japan ranked the highest in average length of hospital stay for in-patient care with 30.6 days followed by South Korea and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 3.90 days, Mexico with 4.00 days and Denmark with 4.30 days.

Data for more countries are available at Average Length of Hospital Stay (In-Patient Care) indicator page.

Average Length of Hospital Stay (In-Patient Care) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Austria days 7.90 7.90 7.80 7.90 7.80
China days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.8 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.3
Czech Republic days 10.3 10.0 10.0 9.90 9.80
Finland days 13.1 12.6 12.7 11.8 11.4
France days 11.2 10.9 10.5 10.2 10.1 ...
Germany days 10.1 9.80 9.70 9.50 9.30
Hungary days 8.90 9.20 9.30 8.80 9.30 ...
Italy days 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.90 8.00
Japan days 34.1 33.8 33.2 32.5 32.0
Latvia days 9.40 9.50 8.50 8.50 8.40
Luxembourg days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.80 8.90 9.20 9.30 8.80
Portugal days 8.50 8.40 8.60 8.70 8.70
Russia days 13.2 13.1 12.8 12.7 12.6
South Korea days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.5 15.7 15.8 16.4
Switzerland days ... ... ... ... 10.9 10.7 10.5 9.50 9.30