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

Source: OECD
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2014

Average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction reached 7.30 days in 2012 in Switzerland, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 8.96 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction in Switzerland reached an all time high of 22.3 days in 1975 and an all time low of 6.60 days in 2009. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction in Austria amounted to 8.00 days, 6.10 days in France, 10.3 days in Germany and 7.80 days in Italy in 2012.

Switzerland has been ranked 11th within the group of 26 countries we follow in terms of average length of hospital stay for acute myocardial infarction, 6 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.

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