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Hospital Morbidity Survey. Year 2021

In 2021, the number of hospital discharges increases 6.1%. The main causes of hospitalization were diseases of the circulatory system (12.9% of the total), diseases of the digestive system (12.3%) and tumors (9.7%).

Hospital morbidity - Year 2021
Indicator Note Number Annual change
Hospital discharges 4,513,640 6.1
Average stay Number of days 9,536.00 6.2
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Year 2021 Published: 27/03/2023
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The Hospital morbidity survey is an investigation that is produced yearly and which has been conducted since 1977.

It provides information on hospital discharges with hospitalisation based on the main diagnosis associated with the discharge. The main objective is to know the demographic and health characteristics of patients who have been admitted to a hospital, as well as to have information at the national, Autonomous Community and province level on the frequency and use of hospital resources in the reference year.