The results of the 9th edition of the Health Reputation Monitor (MRS) and the Hospital Excellence Index 2023 are now known, which measure the reputation of public and private hospitals, as well as the clinical services of centers in Spain.
“Hospital Universitario La Paz, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón are the three public hospitals with the best reputation in Spain.“
indicated by the Health Reputation Monitor (MRS) on the Hospitals and Clinical Services with the best reputation in Spain in 2023, which as every year we witness in ETKHO.
Hospital Universitario La Paz
As in the previous edition, the results of the MRS – in its ninth edition – reflect the weight of Madrid and Barcelona in terms of clinical services with the best reputation.
On this occasion, the top 3 public hospitals that lead the ranking are the Madrid Hospital of La Paz, which once again takes the lead and stands out in seventeen clinical services; followed by the Clínic de Barcelona, which does the same in five; and Vall D’Hebron, which stands out in four specialties.
In this ranking of public hospitals, the Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital and the 12 de Octubre University Hospital also stand out, remaining in the top five (as in 2022).
As a novelty, in this edition there are 34 hospital services, after the inclusion of seven more specialties compared to 2022: clinical analysis, pathological anatomy, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurosurgery.
In all of them, the 10 best hospitals in each branch stand out.
The only exception is pediatric surgery, in which a top 5 is made. In addition, 25 more hospitals have also been included in the private ranking, reaching a total of 75.
In the ranking of medical specialties by Autonomous Communities, the Community of Madrid is the one that stands out the most, with 59 hospital services within the top 3 within the 34 medical specialties (excluding community and family medicine).
Catalonia follows with 27 and Andalusia and the Valencian Community, with 4 each.
In the ranking of private hospitals, the Clínica Universidad de Navarra repeats its first position. It is followed by the Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital, HM Sanchinarro University Hospital, Sanitas La Zarzuela University Hospital and the Teknon-Quirónsalud Medical Center.
Clínica Universidad de Navarra
What is MRS?
The MRS is the only independent study that analyzes the reputation of the entire Spanish healthcare system.
The study carried out more than 8,260 surveys of doctors, nurses, patient associations, health journalists, hospital managers, nursing managers, members of the public health administration, hospital pharmacy managers and directors of pharmaceutical companies. In addition, more than 3,254 objective indicators from 34 clinical services have been evaluated.
Hospital Excellence Index 2023
In Spain, together with the Health Reputation Monitor, the main ranking to know the best hospitals in Spain is prepared by the Institute of Governance and Applied Economics Coordinates.
This is the Hospital Excellence Index (IEH).
The IEH General is the health thermometer that annually measures the level of excellence of the country’s hospital centers, which is reflected, among other aspects, in its highly qualified staff, which includes some of the best doctors and specialists in Europe; significant investments in hospital infrastructure and medical technology; the high scientific level; the way in which patient care is approached, with a growing emphasis on the humanization of care; and, also, due to the wide accessibility characteristic of the Spanish health system.
The Jiménez Díaz Foundation repeats
In 2023, and for the eighth consecutive year, the Jiménez Díaz Foundation has been recognized as the best hospital in Spain according to the IEH 2023.
They are followed by the La Paz University Hospital (2nd), the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital (3rd), the Barcelona Clínic Hospital, the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (5th), the Ruber Internacional Hospital (6th), the San Carlos Clinical Hospital ( 7th), the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe (8th), the Teknon Medical Center (9th), and the Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital (10th).
The IEH brings with it a particularity in 2023: the leadership of the Community of Madrid by leading the first three positions in the national top 10 and with five centers in the region in the top 10.
For its part, Catalonia has a total of 4 hospitals in the top 10, completed by the only Valencian center present on the list, the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, which this year gains a position compared to 2022.
Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz
The axes of the EIH
The Hospital Excellence Index (IEH) analyzes the Spanish public and private hospital centers with the greatest commitment to the quality and sustainability of a universal health system.
To prepare it, the ICGEA takes into account parameters such as quality of care, hospital service, well-being and satisfaction perceived by the patient, as well as innovative capacity, personalized care and efficiency in the use of assigned resources.
The IEH is prepared based on three axes: IEH General – the 10 best centers at the national level –, IEH regional – the five best in each CC. AA – and IEH by specialties – the three best, according to specialty.
To prepare this exhaustive analysis, the ICGEA has carried out 2,100 surveys of health professionals in Spain from different hospitals, resulting in an IEH based on the data and results of these centers, as well as on perceptions. of the professionals who work in them.
The Newsweek ranking
Finally, and at an international level, one of the most reliable rankings of which are the best hospitals in the world is offered by the North American magazine Newsweek.
The centers on the list stand out for their consistent excellence, cutting-edge technology, top-notch nursing care, and staff with distinguished medical specialists. To do this, it has the Statista methodology and the advice of a panel of experts with figures from different research centers and universities around the world.
Specifically, the World’s Best Hospital list includes both public and private hospitals from 25 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel and Singapore.
Thus, in 2023, La Paz, Clinic de Barcelona, 12 de Octubre, Gregorio Marañón, Vall d’Hebron and Universidad de Navarra have been among the 100 best in the world. On this occasion, more than 2,300 centers from 28 countries have been evaluated.
Hospital Vall d’Hebron
In addition, among the 250 best hospitals in the world, there are six more. This is Ramón y Cajal in position 152; La Fe on 205, the Jiménez Díaz Foundation on 211; the San Carlos Clinic on 216; Virgen del Rocío on 220; Puerta de Hierro on 230; and Marqués de Valdecilla on 245.
In this sense, the four best hospitals in the world are in the United States according to this ranking.
The first is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, followed by the Cleveland Clinic and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore appears in fourth place. The first non-American is Toronto General Hospital, in fifth position.
Mayo Clinic Rochester