Average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction reached 7.80 days in 2013 in New Zealand, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 4.88 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction in New Zealand reached an all time high of 14.0 days in 1975 and an all time low of 6.90 days in 1998.
New Zealand has been ranked 7th within the group of 20 countries we follow in terms of average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Average length of stay is computed by dividing the number of hospital days (or bed days or inpatient days) from the date of admission to an inpatient institution (date of discharge minus date of admission) by the number of discharges (including deaths) during the year.