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How long is a hospital stay on average in the EU?

14/01/2020

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In 2017 among the EU Member States, the average length of a hospital stay for in-patients ranged from 4.5 days in the Netherlands, 5.3 days in Bulgaria and 5.5 days (2016 data) in Denmark to 9.1 days in France, 9.6 days in Czechia and 9.8 days in Hungary.

Although there were more female patients than male patients, the average length of stay for male patients was generally longer in most Member States. 

Infographic: How many days on average do in-patients spend in hospitals?

The source dataset can be found here.

For more information, see the Statistics Explained article Hospital discharges and length of stay statistics.

 

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