At the top of the best hospitals in the world are the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA), the Cleveland Clinic (USA) and the Massachusetts General Hospital (USA). The best hospital from Europe is the Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset in Sweden ranking sixth. In addition to the University Hospital Vienna (30), the Innsbruck University Hospitals (58) and the University Clinic Graz (79) from Austria are also ranking among the Top 100.
Along with "first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation", Newsweek defines "consistency" as the hallmark of the ranked hospitals: "The best hospitals in the world consistently attract the best staff and provide the best patient outcomes and the most important new therapies and research results. Of all the hospitals in the world, only a relatively few can deliver all these qualities year after year," is stated in the foreword to the ranking.
Patient care, research and teaching are closely linked at the University Hospital Vienna/MedUni Vienna. 29 university hospitals with over 400 specialised outpatient clinics are jointly operated by University Hospital Vienna and MedUni Vienna. Annually, approximately 80,000 patients are treated as inpatients. The outpatient clinics and specialised outpatient departments are also visited approximately 1.2 million times. Together with the physicians at MedUni Vienna, approximately 3,000 nurses, more than 1,000 medical, therapeutic and diagnostic health profession members and many other employees from a wide range of professional groups at the University Hospital Vienna, which is part of the Vienna Health Network, are available to care for patients.
About the ranking
The World's Best Hospitals 2023 ranking was commissioned by Newsweek together with Statista, an online statistics platform, and is based on several data sources: An online survey was conducted with more than 80,000 medical experts from 28 countries, the results of which were combined with the results of existing patient surveys and country-specific medical quality indicators, for example on the treatment quality. This year, a new pillar, the PROM implementation status, was added to the assessment model. PROMs are defined as standardised, validated questionnaires to be completed by patients to measure their own perception of their well-being and quality of life. In addition, one country has been added to this year's ranking (Taiwan), bringing the total to more than 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries.