Average length of hospital stay for in-patient care reached 8.10 days in 2013 in Austria, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.53 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, average length of hospital stay for in-patient care in Austria reached an all time high of 12.5 days in 1990 and an all time low of 7.80 days in 2009. When compared to Austria's main peers, average length of hospital stay for in-patient care in Germany amounted to 9.10 days, 7.90 days in Italy and 8.70 days in Switzerland in 2013.
Austria has been ranked 12th within the group of 28 countries we follow in terms of average length of hospital stay for in-patient care, 8 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.