The world’s best hospitals were revealed and one hospital in Toronto broke through the top five in a big way.
Newsweek and global data firm Statista dropped their fifth annual listing of the World’s Best Hospitals for 2023.
“Among the hallmarks of great hospitals, however, are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation. The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency. The world’s best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out,” the report read.
This year, the firm ranked over 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries. It also ranked the best hospitals by country.
Toronto General Hospital took the number five spot in the world.
Moyo Clinic, located in Minnesota, USA came out on top.
Three other U.S. hospitals made it in the top five, including Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Although Canada doesn’t make another appearance in the top 20, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre takes the 22nd spot on the list.
This is quickly followed by Mount Sinai hospital coming in at 26.
The other Canadian hospitals that made it on the list among the 250 others, are North York General Hospital, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montreal General Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital.
The goal of the research is to give a data point comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries.
“We hope this will be useful to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, as well as to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers,” the report said.
Over 80,0000 medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals) in 28 countries were invited to participate in the online survey. Scores were calculated for each hospital in each of these four categories: peer recommendation, patient experience, hospital quality metrics and patient-reported outcome measures. More information on methodology can be found here.