How Long to Stay in Hospital When Acute Care Needed?

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Acute Care) (days), 2013 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2013, Japan ranked the highest in average length of hospital stay for acute care with 17.2 days followed by Russia and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 3.80 days, Israel with 4.30 days and Australia with 4.80 days.

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

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Acute 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 6.80 6.80 6.70 6.60 6.50
Belgium days ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.10 7.10 7.20 7.20 7.10 ...
Canada days 7.50 7.70 7.70 7.70 7.60 ...
Czech Republic days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.10 7.00 6.80
Finland days 7.20 7.10 7.00 7.00 6.90
Germany days ... 8.50 8.30 8.20 8.10 7.90
Italy days 6.70 6.80 6.70 6.70 6.80
Japan days ... 19.0 18.8 18.5 18.2 17.9
Luxembourg days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.40 7.30 7.40 7.50 7.30
Netherlands days 6.20 6.00 5.60 5.60 5.80 ...
Poland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.40 7.50 7.40 7.30 7.10
Portugal days ... ... ... 6.90 6.80 7.00 7.00 7.00
Russia days ... ... ... ... ... ...
Slovenia days 5.50 5.70 5.60 5.50 6.80
South Korea days ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.0 10.1