How Long to Stay in Hospital When Having Infectious Disease?

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Infectious and Parasitic Diseases) (days), 2013 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2013, Lithuania ranked the highest in average length of hospital stay for infectious and parasitic diseases with 13.0 days followed by Hungary and Italy. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 3.50 days, New Zealand with 4.60 days and Mexico with 4.80 days.

Data for more countries are available at Average Length of Hospital Stay (Infectious and Parasitic Diseases) indicator page.

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Infectious and Parasitic Diseases) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Belgium days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.60 7.70 7.90 8.00 7.90 ... ...
Canada days 9.80 10.2 8.80 8.80 8.80 ...
Czech Republic days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.70 9.90 10.2 9.80 9.70
Estonia days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.6 11.7 10.8 9.90 9.20
Finland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.80 8.00 7.70 8.30 8.20
Hungary days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.4 10.9 10.7 10.3 10.8 ...
Italy days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.40 9.60 9.90 9.80 10.2
Latvia days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lithuania days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Luxembourg days ... ... ... ... ... 8.20 8.20 8.10 8.50 8.50
Netherlands days 8.80 8.50 8.50 8.30 8.10 ...
Poland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.80 8.20 8.20 8.20 8.10
South Korea days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.8 9.30 9.60 9.80
Spain days 8.50 8.70 8.80 9.00 8.90
Switzerland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.40 8.50 8.40 8.70 8.20 ...