This is the third year in a row that Newsweek magazine has ranked the best hospital in the world. The ranking, which includes a total of 2,000 hospitals from 25 countries, is based on a weighting of patient survey results, medical outcomes, and recommendations from physicians, managers and other healthcare professionals.
Karolinska University Hospital finishes in seventh place, which is a slight improvement from last year when the hospital took tenth place.
Karolinska is also ranked as the second best hospital in Europe. Only the Charité hospital in Berlin in sixth place is higher.
– This is an acknowledgment of the fantastic work that all hospital staff are doing, says hospital director Björn Zoëga of Karolinska University Hospital in a press release.
Another hospital from Sweden, Akademiska sjukhuset in Uppsala, is in the top 50 of Newsweek’s ranking.
Akademiska sjukhuset has also made a small climb – from place 48 last year to place 46 this year.
– It’s nice to see us finish so high again. The main reason for the good result is that the hospital staff do a very good job, says Bengt Sandén, deputy hospital director of the University Hospital, in a statement. press release.
Like last year, the rankings are led by the three US hospitals Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.
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