How Long to Stay in Hospital with a Neoplasm?

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Neoplasms) (days), 2013 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2013, South Korea ranked the highest in average length of hospital stay for neoplasms with 11.9 days followed by Ireland and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with 4.70 days, Turkey with 4.90 days and Netherlands with 6.40 days.

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

Average Length of Hospital Stay (Neoplasms) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Belgium days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.30 9.10 8.80 8.70 8.60 ...
Canada days 9.50 9.50 9.30 9.10 9.00 ...
Czech Republic days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.90 9.40 9.30 9.10 8.90
Finland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.10 8.70 8.60 8.60 8.40
Germany days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.3 10.1 10.0 9.90 9.70
Ireland days ... ... 11.4 11.2 11.1 10.7 10.6
Italy days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.50 9.40 9.30 9.10 9.10
Latvia days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lithuania days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Luxembourg days ... ... ... ... ... 9.30 9.00 9.30 9.30 8.90
Slovakia days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.80 8.70 8.40 8.20 8.00 ...
South Korea days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.3 11.5 11.3 11.0
Spain days 9.50 9.30 9.00 8.70 8.40
Switzerland days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.70 9.70 8.70 8.90 8.80 ...
United Kingdom days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.80 8.70 8.60 8.40 8.20