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Average Length of Hospital Stay (Acute Myocardial Infarction) in Spain

Source: OECD
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2014

Average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction reached 7.30 days in 2013 in Spain, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.35 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction in Spain reached an all time high of 16.4 days in 1978 and an all time low of 7.30 days in 2013. When compared to Spain's main peers, average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction in France amounted to 6.00 days and 7.80 days in Italy in 2013.

Spain has been ranked 10th within the group of 20 countries we follow in terms of average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction, 3 places behind 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.

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