World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2024
Based on a worldwide online survey of tens of thousands of medical professionals, existing accreditations and certifications, and a PROMs implementation survey, the leading hospitals worldwide in 12 medical fields were awarded for the fourth time in cooperation with Newsweek. The 12 medical fields are: Cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, pediatrics, urology and (for the first time) obstetrics & gynecology. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to name a standout specialty for the list of pediatrics.*
World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2024
– The standout specialties for pediatrics were: Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Urology.
– Obstetrics & Gynecology: Only the top 50 entries are ranked. From listing 51 on all entries are sorted alphabetically.
✓ Hospital participated in the PROMs implementation survey
– Hospitals that cooperate with Cancer Centers and/or Cardiac Centers for the specialities of Oncology, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery have the names displayed with said centers on Newsweek.com
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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 current survey period for the PROMs implementation survey is open from October 16, 2023 to December 18, 2023 for participation here. The responses from the survey will be taken into account for all hospital rankings in 2024.
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The ranking for World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024 is based on a worldwide online survey of tens of thousands medical professionals as well as accreditation and certification data. The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 250 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery, endocrinology, and gastroenterology, the top 125 for neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology, and the top 100 for obstetrics & gynecology. Hospitals that specialize in more than one medical field received specific recommendation scores for each medical field based on the respective recommendations. Therefore, one hospital can be represented in more than one list if it receives enough recommendations in each medical field. Furthermore, this edition of the ranking includes a PROMs implementation score based on the voluntary Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) implementation survey conducted by Statista. The upcoming survey period for the PROMs implementation survey will begin in October 2023 and will be open for participation here. Pre-registration is available here.
Medical professionals surveyed
Tens of thousands
707 unique hospitals
The scoring model is based on3 pillars: Primary and secondary hospital recommendations from medical experts, accreditations and certifications, and the voluntary PROMs implementation survey.
The scoring is based on 3 pillars to increase the comprehensiveness of the ranking. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals based on their expertise in one primary medical field (e.g. Cardiology for Cardiologists) and were able to choose an optional secondary area of expertise in which they are also knowledgeable (e.g. due to frequent cooperation with other medical fields).
Participants had the opportunity to name a standout specialty for the list of pediatrics. The categories were: Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neonatology, Oncology, Orthopedics and Urology.
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, the PROMs implementation survey was conducted by Statista to assess the PROMs implementation status of hospitals.
For the evaluation, Statista R applies a scoring model. The scores were calculated for each hospital in each of the 3 pillars and weighted as follows: Recommendations from medical experts (92.5%), Accreditations/Certifications (5%), PROMs implementation (2.5%).
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