World's Best Hospitals 2023

Based on an online survey of over 80,000 medical professionals, existing patient satisfaction data, hospital quality metrics and a PROMs implementation survey, over 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries were awarded for the fifth time in cooperation with Newsweek.

In addition to the country lists the project provides a list of the Top 250 best hospitals worldwide. The global top hospitals were determined by the number of international recommendations received in the survey and their national rank.

  • Clear and detailed methodology
  • Segmented by countries and cities
  • Partnered with Newsweek

Who are

World's Best Hospitals 2023

– The focus of World’s Best Hospitals is to award general hospitals. Specialized hospitals which nevertheless have received recommendations, are featured on the country lists without a rank.

– Please note that the PROMs score was taken into account for the national rank.

Hospital participated in the PROMs implementation survey

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Statista PROMs implementation survey

To account for the increasing importance of value-based care in healthcare systems worldwide, Statista is surveying hospitals regarding their Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) implementation status. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life related to an episode or experience of care.

Newsweek and Statista recognize the importance of this topic for global advancements in health care delivery and, together with the guidance of Statista’s global board of medical experts, have developed a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs across different specialties and departments in hospitals. The implementation of PROMs adds a patient-outcome focused dimension and improves the comprehensiveness of the rankings.

The upcoming survey period for the PROMs implementation survey will begin in autumn 2024 and will be open for participation here.

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The Project

About the project

The ranking for World’s Best Hospitals 2023 is based on an online survey of tens of thousands medical professionals in 28 countries as well as publicly available data on hospital quality metrics and patient experience.

For the first time, this fifth edition of the ranking includes a PROMs implementation score based on a voluntary Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) implementation survey conducted by Statista. For the scope of the ranking, more than 50,000 hospitals were identified worldwide.



Hospitals evaluated


Medical professionals surveyed


Hospitals awarded


How we work

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The scoring model is based on 4 pillars: Hospital recommendations from medical experts, hospital quality metrics, patient experience data and the voluntary PROMs implementation survey.

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The scoring is based on 4 pillars to increase the comprehensiveness of the ranking. As different data sources were examined in each country, the calculated scores are only comparable on a national level.

In addition, the global top 250 hospitals were determined by the number of international recommendations received and their national rank. Furthermore, Statista’s global board of medical experts is tasked with supporting the continuous development of the methodology.

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Data Collection

Medical experts were invited by Statista and Newsweek to participate in an online survey to recommend hospitals on a national and international level. Recommendations for own employer were not allowed.

Data on hospital quality metrics and patient experience from publicly available sources was evaluated as well (pending data availability by country). Additionally, a PROMs implementation survey has been conducted by Statista to assess the PROMs implementation status of hospitals.

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For the evaluation, Statista R applies a scoring model. The scores were calculated for each hospital in each of the 4 pillars and weighted as follows: Recommendations from medical experts (49% national, 5% international), patient experience (14.5%), hospital quality metrics (29%), PROMs implementation (2.5%).

A detailed report on our methodology is available here.


Our reliable partner

Newsweek is an American news magazine and website that provides high-quality information to readers around the globe, reaching over 75 million people each month. First launched in 1933, Newsweek nowadays reports about topics in the fields of international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. The information channels reach from weekly published print editions in various countries to an online and mobile presence worldwide.

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