Average length of hospital stay for in-patient care reached 10.1 days in 2012 in France, according to World Bank / WHO. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, average length of hospital stay for in-patient care in France reached an all time high of 19.8 days in 1974 and an all time low of 10.1 days in 2011. When compared to France's main peers, average length of hospital stay for in-patient care in Belgium amounted to 7.90 days, 9.20 days in Germany, 8.00 days in Italy and 7.60 days in Spain in 2012.
France has been ranked 6th within the group of 36 countries we follow in terms of average length of hospital stay for in-patient care, 3 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.