The rankings, produced by RTI International, are based on several factors:
- Patient survival. On a 1-to-10 scale, this score accounts for 32.5% of a hospital’s ranking.
- Reputation. Two hundred doctors in each specialty are randomly selected and asked to list the hospitals they think are best in their specialty for complex or difficult cases. This accounts for 32.5% of a hospital’s ranking.
- Patient safety score. Hospitals are rated on how well they work to prevent the worst kinds of harmful blunders. This accounts for 5% of a hospital’s ranking.
- Other factors. Care-related factors such as nurse staffing, technology, and other factors linked to quality care account for 30% of a hospital’s ranking.
The List of top 10 hospitals are :
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
- Cleveland Clinic
- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
- New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
- Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
- UMPC University of Pittsburgh Medical Center