World's Best Hospitals 2023 - Germany

World's Best Hospitals 2023

These are challenging times for hospitals. COVID-19 put unprecedented stress on health systems, as have inflation and global financial uncertainty. In the U.S. and around the world, leading hospitals are dealing with rising costs, aging populations and a medical workforce exhausted from battling a global pandemic.

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 best belong to a very exclusive club.

To recognize them, Newsweek and global data firm Statista are proud to introduce our fifth annual listing of the World's Best Hospitals 2023. This year, we have ranked over 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries, including one that is new to our list, Taiwan. For the first time, we ranked all top 250 global hospitals. We have also listed the best hospitals by country; each country list also includes a listing of top specialty hospitals.

We have also made other changes. This year we have added an important new pillar to our scoring model: for the first time, hospitals were surveyed regarding their PROMs implementation status. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. The World's Best Hospitals 2023 also includes new hospital quality metrics, most notably data from the Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators (INPQ) for Israel and the Danish Clinical Quality Program for Denmark. And we have added new accreditations for Thailand and Taiwan to the scoring model (For more details on the ranking criteria, see Methodology.)

The goal of this study is to provide a data-based 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.

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RankPublication NameScoreCityFootnotePROMs
1Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin93.49%BerlinX
2Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg92.37%Heidelberg
3Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München87.09%München
4LMU Klinikum86.60%MünchenX
5Medizinische Hochschule Hannover86.02%Hannover
6Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf84.78%Hamburg
7Uniklinik Köln83.04%Köln
8Universitätsklinikum Freiburg82.73%Freiburg
9Universitätsklinikum Essen81.64%Essen
10Universitätsklinikum Tübingen81.47%Tübingen
11Universitätsklinikum Erlangen81.35%Erlangen
12Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden81.28%DresdenX
13Universitätsklinikum Bonn78.60%BonnX
14Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf78.10%Düsseldorf
15Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz77.63%Mainz
16Universitätsklinikum Würzburg77.61%Würzburg
17Universitätsklinikum Ulm77.53%Ulm
18Universitätsklinikum Münster77.39%Münster
19Universitätsklinikum Leipzig77.12%Leipzig
20Uniklinik RWTH Aachen76.77%Aachen
21Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt76.68%Frankfurt am Main
22Universitätsmedizin Göttingen75.94%Göttingen
23Universitätsklinikum Jena75.73%Jena
24Universitätsklinikum Regensburg75.54%Regensburg
26Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes74.88%Homburg
27Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Kiel74.83%Kiel
28BundeswehrZentralkrankenhaus Koblenz74.33%Koblenz
29BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle73.81%Halle (Saale)
30Asklepios Klinik Barmbek73.78%Hamburg
31Universitätsmedizin Greifswald73.68%Greifswald
32Klinikum Stuttgart - Katharinenhospital73.43%Stuttgart
33Marienhospital Stuttgart73.29%Stuttgart
34Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)73.20%Halle (Saale)
35Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort Marburg72.86%Marburg
36Klinikum Nürnberg Nord72.83%Nürnberg
37München Klinik Bogenhausen72.26%München
38Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus Lübeck72.25%Lübeck
39BG Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil Bochum72.16%Bochum
40Asklepios Klinik Altona72.14%Hamburg
41Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulm72.12%Ulm
42Universitätsmedizin Mannheim72.07%Mannheim
43Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Standort Friedrichstadt72.06%Dresden
44Krankenhaus Hedwigshöhe Berlin72.05%Berlin
45Krankenhaus Köln-Merheim72.04%Köln
46Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin72.01%Berlin
47KEM | Evang. Huyssens-Stiftung Essen-Huttrop71.94%Essen
48ISAR Klinikum71.93%München
49Klinikum Nürnberg Süd71.88%Nürnberg
50Asklepios Klinik St. Georg71.85%Hamburg
51Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder Regensburg71.78%Regensburg
52St. Franziskus-Hospital Münster71.76%Münster
53Bürgerhospital Frankfurt71.75%Frankfurt am Main
54Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus71.73%Frankfurt am Main
55Schön Klinik Neustadt71.71%Neustadt in Holstein
56Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek71.67%Hamburg
57St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus Berlin71.64%Berlin
58Israelitisches Krankenhaus Hamburg71.62%Hamburg2
59Brüderhaus Koblenz71.59%Koblenz
60Krankenhaus Martha-Maria Halle-Dölau71.57%Halle (Saale)
61Waldkliniken Eisenberg71.53%Eisenberg
62Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg71.51%Magdeburg
63Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch71.44%Berlin
64St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Leipzig71.37%Leipzig
65Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier71.35%Trier
66Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig71.23%Leipzig
67St. Johannes Hospital Dortmund71.22%Dortmund
68DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick71.20%Berlin
69Klinikum Dritter Orden - München-Nymphenburg71.19%München
70HELIOS Klinikum Erfurt71.18%Erfurt
71St. Josef-Hospital71.17%Bochum
73Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus Rüttenscheid71.11%Essen
74Krankenhaus Nordwest71.08%Frankfurt am Main
75St. Josefs-Hospital71.04%Wiesbaden
76Klinikum St. Elisabeth Straubing71.02%Straubing
77Klinikum Dortmund - Klinikzentrum Nord71.01%Dortmund
78Universitätsmedizin Rostock70.99%Rostock
79Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum70.96%Bochum
80Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe70.92%Berlin
81Herzogin Elisabeth Hospital70.89%Braunschweig
82SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera70.76%Gera
83Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe70.69%Karlsruhe
84Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort Gießen70.66%Gießen
85Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikum70.60%Berlin
86St. Joseph-Stift Dresden70.59%Dresden
87Klinikum Fulda70.58%Fulda
88Universitätsklinikum Augsburg70.57%Augsburg
89Krankenhaus Spremberg70.55%Spremberg
90Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Bonn - Haus St. Petrus70.52%Bonn
91Ludgerus-Kliniken Münster - Clemenshospital70.51%Münster
92Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge70.49%Berlin
93Klinikum Garmisch-Partenkirchen70.47%Garmisch-Partenkirchen
94St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Köln-Hohenlind70.44%Köln
95Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder München70.43%München
96Diakonie-Klinikum Stuttgart70.41%Stuttgart
97Zentralklinik Bad Berka70.35%Bad Berka
98Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Bonn, Haus St. Elisabeth70.34%Bonn
99Klinikum Ludwigshafen70.33%Ludwigshafen
100St. Vincenz und Elisabeth Hospital Mainz70.32%Mainz
101Klinikum Würzburg Mitte - Juliusspital70.26%Würzburg
102DRK Kliniken Berlin Westend70.25%Berlin
103SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach70.20%Karlsbad
104Caritas-Krankenhaus St. Josef70.15%Regensburg
105Diakonissenkrankenhaus Dresden70.13%Dresden
106München Klinik Neuperlach70.00%München
107Sana Klinikum Offenbach69.97%Offenbach
108Kliniken Erlabrunn69.93%Breitenbrunn
109Benedictus Krankenhaus Tutzing69.92%Tutzing
110Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Hamburg69.90%Hamburg2
111Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg69.89%Hamburg
112KEM | Evang. Krankenhaus Essen-Steele69.86%Essen
113Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt69.83%Stuttgart
114Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig69.82%Braunschweig
115Klinikum St. Marien69.81%Amberg
116Klinikum Ludwigsburg69.80%Ludwigsburg
117Sana Kliniken Leipziger Land GmbH - Klinikum Borna69.78%Borna
118DRK-Krankenhaus Mecklenburg-Strelitz69.72%Neustrelitz
119Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen "Severinsklösterchen"69.62%Köln
120Klinikum Kassel69.60%Kassel
121Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel - Standort Johannesstift69.59%Bielefeld
122Krankenhaus Waldfriede69.56%Berlin
123Klinikum Darmstadt69.54%Darmstadt
124Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum - Kliniken Villingen-Schwenningen69.51%Villingen-Schwenningen
125Krankenhaus Salem69.49%Heidelberg
126Kreisklinikum Siegen69.45%Siegen
127Klinikum St. Georg69.44%Leipzig
128Klinikum Ingolstadt69.39%Ingolstadt
129Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau69.36%Berlin
130Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Hamburg69.32%Hamburg
131Klinikum Links der Weser69.25%Bremen
132Klinikum Südstadt Rostock69.22%Rostock
133Klinikum Saarbrücken69.20%Saarbrücken
134Collm Klinik Oschatz69.02%Oschatz
135Klinikum Fürth68.98%Fürth
136Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain68.76%Berlin
137Vivantes Klinikum Spandau68.69%Berlin
138Klinikum Diakovere Friederikenstift Hannover68.60%Hannover
139St. Anna Krankenhaus68.55%Sulzbach-Rosenberg
140Klinikum Bremen-Mitte68.53%Bremen
141St. Vinzenz-Hospital68.46%Köln
142Krankenhaus Martha-Maria Nürnberg68.45%Nürnberg
144HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld68.43%Krefeld
145GFO Kliniken Bonn - Betriebsstätte St. Marien68.41%Bonn
146Marienkrankenhaus Kassel68.40%Kassel
147Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann68.38%Potsdam
148Johanniter-Kliniken Bonn68.37%Bonn
149DRK-Krankenhaus Clementinenhaus68.36%Hannover
150SHG-Kliniken Völklingen68.35%Völklingen
151St. Marien-Krankenhaus Siegen68.34%Siegen
152Herz-Jesu-Krankenhaus Fulda68.30%Fulda
153Krankenhaus Vilsbiburg68.28%Vilsbiburg
154Krankenhaus Maria-Hilf Krefeld68.27%Krefeld
155Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim68.22%Bad Mergentheim
156Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Rotenburg68.14%Rotenburg (Wümme)
157St. Marien Hospital Lünen68.13%Lünen
158Klinikum Leverkusen68.06%Leverkusen
159Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bottrop68.05%Bottrop2
160Bonifatius Hospital Lingen68.04%Lingen
161HELIOS Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken Wiesbaden68.02%Wiesbaden
162DIAKOMED - Diakoniekrankenhaus68.01%Hartmannsdorf
163Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus67.99%Cottbus
164Rotes Kreuz Krankenhaus Bremen67.98%Bremen
165Klinikum Esslingen67.96%Esslingen am Neckar
166Klinikum Landshut67.93%Landshut
167Die Filderklinik gGmbH67.91%Filderstadt
168Klinikum Neumarkt67.90%Neumarkt
169Asklepios Klinikum Harburg67.89%Hamburg
170Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth und St. Barbara Halle67.87%Halle (Saale)
171Klinikum Bamberg - Betriebsstätte am Bruderwald67.85%Bamberg
172München Klinik Harlaching67.83%München
173Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg67.81%Günzburg
174Krankenhaus St. Marienstift67.79%Magdeburg
175DRK Krankenhaus Chemnitz-Rabenstein67.78%Chemnitz
176Städtisches Krankenhaus Kiel67.76%Kiel
177Loretto-Krankenhaus Freiburg67.75%Freiburg
178Klinikum Oldenburg67.74%Oldenburg
179Evangelisches Diakoniekrankenhaus Freiburg67.71%Freiburg
180Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen67.70%Frankfurt
181SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH - Klinikum am Plattenwald67.69%Bad Friedrichshall
182Klinikum Chemnitz67.68%Chemnitz
183Evangelisches Krankenhaus Köln-Kalk (EVKK)67.67%Köln2
184Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum67.66%Berlin
185Helios Klinik Schkeuditz67.65%Schkeuditz
186Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Essen67.64%Essen
187Agaplesion Elisabethenstift67.64%Darmstadt
189Marien Hospital Witten67.62%Witten
190Agaplesion Bethesda Krankenhaus Wuppertal67.61%Wuppertal
191Caritas-Klinik Dominikus Berlin-Reinickendorf67.60%Berlin
192Kliniken Hochfranken - Münchberg67.59%Münchberg
193Eduards-Krankenhaus Köln67.58%Köln
194Bundeswehr Krankenhaus Westerstede67.57%Westerstede
195Martin Luther Krankenhaus67.56%Berlin
196Kreisklinik Wörth an der Donau67.55%Wörth a. d. Donau
197SRH Zentralklinikum Suhl67.54%Suhl
198DIAKOVERE Henriettenstift67.53%Hannover
199Paracelsus-Klinik Adorf67.52%Adorf
200Agaplesion Bethanien Krankenhaus Frankfurt67.51%Frankfurt am Main
201Juraklinik Scheßlitz67.50%Scheßlitz
202Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring67.49%Berlin
203Marien Hospital Herne67.48%Herne
specializedBG Klinik Ludwigshafen - TraumatologyLudwigshafen
specializedBG Klinik Tübingen - TraumatologyTübingen
specializedBG Klinikum Hamburg - TraumatologyHamburg2
specializedBG Klinikum Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin - TraumatologyBerlin
specializedBG Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main - TraumatologyFrankfurt am Main
specializedBG Unfallklinik Murnau - TraumatologyMurnau
specializedDeutsches Herzzentrum der Charité (DHZC) - CardiologyBerlin
specializedDeutsches Herzzentrum München - CardiologyMünchen
specializedHerz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW - CardiologyBad Oeynhausen
specializedHerzzentrum Leipzig - CardiologyLeipzig
specializedKerckhoff-Klinik - CardiologyBad Nauheim
specializedLubinus Clinicum - OrthopedicsKiel
specializedSchüchtermann-Klinik Bad Rothenfelde - CardiologyBad Rothenfelde
specializedSt. Josef-Stift Sendenhorst - OrthopedicsSendenhorst
specializedThoraxklinik Heidelberg - PulmonologyHeidelberg
specializedUniversitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - CardiologyFreiburg
specializedUniversitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen - CardiologyBad Krozingen


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Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospitals Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.

The idea behind the global board of medical experts is to create an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. The global board of medical experts is therefore tasked with providing guidance and input for the continuous development and future expansions of the methodology. This includes input regarding new data sources, future methodological considerations, as well as the ongoing development of the PROMs implementation survey. The members of the global board of medical experts were carefully chosen based on their national and international expertise and decade-long experience in their respective medical fields as well as their scientific output.


The World's Best Hospitals 2023 ranking lists the best hospitals in 28 countries: U.S., Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Colombia and Taiwan. The countries were selected based on multiple comparability factors, such as standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

A global board of renowned medical experts supports the continuous development of the methodology. Thus, the lists are based on four data sources:

1- Over 80,0000 medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals) in 28 countries were invited to participate in the online survey. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as in other countries. Recommendations for own employer/ hospital were not allowed.
2- Results from patient experience surveys. Publicly available data from existing patient surveys was used to analyze patient experience. Patient surveys are typically conducted by insurance companies among patients after hospitalization. Examples of survey topics include: general satisfaction with hospital, recommendation of hospital and satisfaction with medical care.
3- Hospital quality metrics e.g., data on quality of treatment and hygiene measures. Quality metrics from a variety of public sources were collected for most countries. Quality metrics differ between the countries. Examples of included data are data on quality of care for specific treatments, data on hygiene measures and patient safety and data on number of patients per doctors and per nurse.
4- PROMs implementation survey: For the first time, a PROMs implementation score has been included in the scoring model of the World's Best Hospitals project. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. In fall/winter of 2022, Newsweek and Statista reached out to hospitals and conducted a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs.

Scores were calculated for each hospital in each of the four categories and weighted: Peer recommendation (49% national, 5% international): patient experience (14.5%), hospital quality metrics (29%), PROMs implementation (2.5%).

Every hospital in each country is rated by a score. Scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country, because different sources for patient experience and medical KPIs were examined in each country. Since it was not possible to harmonize this data, cross-country comparisons of the scores are not possible (a score of 90 in country A doesn't necessarily mean that this hospital is better than a hospital with a score of 87 in country B).
The number of hospitals awarded in each country varies based on the number of hospitals and data availability in the respective country. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded with 420, while Israel and Singapore were represented with 10 hospitals each. In total, more than 2,300 hospitals were ranked for this fifth edition of the ranking.
The online edition of this study includes a global top 250 list. The global top hospitals were determined by the number of international recommendations received in the survey and their national rank. The global list does not include specialized hospitals.

The rankings are comprised exclusively of hospitals that are eligible regarding the scope described in this document. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period 01/01/2022-31/12/2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated to the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations.

Download the methodology overview here.

Download the extended methodology here.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

1 - No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.
2 - No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.
X - Hospitals filled out the PROMs implementation survey
- The focus of World's Best Hospitals is to award general hospitals. Specialized hospitals which have been recommended, are featured on the country lists without a rank.
- For the global ranking, please note that the PROMs score was taken into account for the national rank.