World's Best Hospitals 2023 - Italy

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
1Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli93.95%Roma
2Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda89.05%Milano
3Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San Donato88.82%Milano
4Policlinico Sant'Orsola-Malpighi86.57%Bologna
5Istituto Clinico Humanitas86.18%Rozzano
6Ospedale Policlinico San Matteo81.88%Pavia
7Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova81.10%Padova
8Azienda ospedaliera universitaria integrata Verona79.30%Verona
9Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII79.17%BergamoX
10Presidio Ospedaliero Molinette - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza79.16%Torino
11IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova78.73%Reggio Nell'Emilia
12Presidio Ospedaliero Spedali Civili di Brescia78.72%Brescia
13Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi78.52%Firenze
14Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Sant'Andrea78.21%Roma
15Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria77.62%Negrar
16Ospedale San Raffaele Turro - Gruppo San Donato77.24%Milano
17AOU Policlinico di Modena77.15%Modena
18Ospedale di Parma76.96%Parma
19Ospedale di Bolzano76.68%Bolzano
20Ospedale Civile di Baggiovara76.67%Modena
21Ospedale San Martino di Genova76.65%Genova
22IRCCS San Gerardo76.63%Monza
23Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi76.46%Varese
24Presidio Ospedaliero Santa Chiara76.27%Trento
25Ospedale San Donato76.02%Arezzo
26Ospedale dell'Angelo75.98%Venezia
27Azienda Ospedaliera Ordine Mauriziano75.97%Torino
28Ospedale Luigi Sacco75.94%Milano
29Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana75.92%Pisa
30Policlinico Umberto I75.80%Roma
31Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Santa Maria della Misericordia75.78%Udine
32Ospedale Maggiore C.A. Pizzardi75.67%Bologna
33Ospedale Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza75.57%San Giovanni Rotondo
34Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico75.50%Milano
35Consorziale Policlinico di Bari75.43%Bari
36Istituto Clinico Scientifico Maugeri - Pavia75.42%Pavia
37Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata75.41%Roma
38Ospedale P. Pederzoli75.39%Peschiera Del Garda
39Arcispedale Sant'Anna75.38%Ferrara
40Clinica San Francesco75.34%Verona
41Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II di Napoli75.33%Napoli
42Presidio Ospedaliero Alessandro Manzoni75.32%Lecco
43Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia75.28%Perugia
44Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti Ancona Umberto I75.17%Ancona
45Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova75.11%Firenze
46Ospedale di Treviso75.05%Treviso
47Ospedale di Pordenone - Santa Maria degli Angeli75.01%Pordenone
48Ospedale San Giovanni Bosco di Torino74.97%Torino
49Ospedale Morgagni e Pierantoni74.82%Forli'
50Policlinico San Donato - Gruppo San Donato74.81%San Donato Milanese
51Ospedale Mater Salutis di Legnago74.78%Legnago
52Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini74.70%Roma
53Ospedale SS. Annunziata Chieti74.60%Chieti
54Ospedale Perrino74.55%Brindisi
55Ospedale San Giuseppe di Empoli74.54%Empoli
56Ospedale Santa Maria Annunziata74.53%Bagno A Ripoli
57Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituto Ospedaliero74.50%Brescia
58Presidio Ospedaliero Cardinal Massaia74.48%Asti
59Ospedale di San Bassiano74.46%Bassano Del Grappa
60Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-Medico74.45%Roma
61Ospedale San Bortolo di Vicenza74.43%Vicenza
62Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli74.42%Napoli
63Ospedale della Misericordia Grosseto74.39%Grosseto
64Ospedale Treviglio - Caravaggio74.29%Treviglio
65Ospedale degli Infermi di Rimini74.03%Rimini
66Presidio Ospedaliero San Martino73.99%Belluno
67Presidio Ospedaliero di Mirano73.90%Mirano
68Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese73.75%Siena
69Azienda Ospedaliera per l'Emergenza Cannizzaro73.74%Catania
70A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore Centro73.53%Pesaro
71Ospedale M. Bufalini di Cesena73.49%Cesena
72Ospedale di Cittadella73.45%Cittadella
73Nuovo Ospedale degli Infermi73.43%Ponderano
74Ente Ospedaliero Ospedali Galliera73.41%Genova2
75Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia73.39%Foggia
76A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Ospedale Santa Croce di Fano73.37%Fano
77Ospedale di Circolo - Busto Arsizio73.23%Busto Arsizio
78Ospedale di Sassuolo73.21%Sassuolo
79Ospedale Maggiore di Lodi73.17%Lodi
80Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Addolorata72.88%Roma
81Ospedale San Paolo di Bari72.85%Bari
82Ospedale di Cremona72.76%Cremona
83Ospedale Guglielmo da Saliceto72.73%Piacenza
84Ospedale Sant'Antonio di Padova72.69%Padova1
85Ospedale di Belcolle72.68%Viterbo
86Ente Ecclesiastico Ospedale Generale Regionale Miulli72.63%Acquaviva Delle Fonti
87Ospedale San Filippo Neri72.57%Roma
88Presidio Ospedaliero Spirito Santo di Pescara72.53%Pescara
89Ospedale di Desenzano del Garda72.51%Desenzano Del Garda
90Ospedale Santa Maria Goretti72.50%Latina
91Azienda Ospedaliera San Pio - Gaetano Rummo72.49%Benevento
92Ospedale Sandro Pertini72.48%Roma
93Ospedale di Mantova - Carlo Poma72.46%Mantova
94Presidio Ospedaliero F. Lotti Stabilimento di Pontedera72.45%Pontedera
95Ospedale Santa Maria delle Croci72.43%Ravenna
96Ospedale Vito Fazzi72.41%Lecce
97Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria72.39%Terni
98Ospedale Villa Scassi72.38%Genova
99Ospedale SS. Annunziata di Savigliano72.36%Savigliano
100Ospedale Civile Santi Antonio e Biagio72.35%Alessandria
101Ospedale Maggiore di Crema72.34%Crema
102Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale Antonio Cardarelli72.22%Napoli
103Azienda Ospedaliera Sant'Anna e San Sebastiano72.21%Caserta
104Ospedale Giuseppe Mazzini72.17%Teramo
105Ospedale Sant'Anna72.15%Como
106Ospedale Livorno72.11%Livorno
107Ospedale San Paolo72.00%Milano
108Azienda Ospedaliera - Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti di Trieste - Cattinara - Maggiore71.96%Trieste
109Presidio Ospedaliero S. Andrea di Vercelli71.92%Vercelli
110Ospedale di Rivoli71.86%Rivoli
111Presidio Ospedaliero Garibaldi-Centro71.56%Catania2
112Ospedale della Versilia71.49%Camaiore
113Ospedale Città di Sesto San Giovanni71.17%Sesto San Giovanni
114Nuovo Ospedale San Luca71.13%Lucca
115Ospedale Riuniti Padova Sud71.08%Monselice
116Azienda Ospedaliera Papardo70.93%Messina
117Ospedale Civile Nuovo Santa Maria della Scaletta Imola70.80%Imola2
118Ospedale Santa Croce e Carle70.77%Cuneo
119Ospedale San Francesco70.75%Nuoro
120Presidio di Conegliano70.74%Conegliano2
121Azienda Ospedaliera Mater Domini70.73%Catanzaro
122Ospedale San Pietro Fatebenefratelli70.72%Roma
123Ospedale di Rovigo70.67%Rovigo
124Ospedale Bolognini70.53%Bergamo
125Ospedale San Jacopo di Pistoia70.44%Pistoia
126Ospedale San Carlo di Potenza70.17%Potenza2
127Ospedale Bellaria70.00%Bologna
specializedA.O.R.N. Santobono Pausilipon - PediatricsNapoli1
specializedCentro Cardiologico Monzino - CardiologyMilano
specializedItaly Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta - NeurologyMilano1
specializedIEO - Istituto Europeo di Oncologia - OncologyMilanoX
specializedIRCCS Istituto Oncologico Veneto - OncologyPadova2
specializedIRCCS Materno Infantile Burlo Garofolo - Maternity & PediatricsTrieste
specializedIstituto Giannina Gaslini - PediatricsGenova
specializedIstituto Nazionale dei Tumori - OncologyMilano
specializedIstituto Nazionale Tumori di Napoli - Fondazione G. Pascale - OncologyNapoli
specializedIstituto Ortopedico Galeazzi - Gruppo San Donato - OrthopedicsMilano
specializedIstituto Ortopedico Rizzoli - OrthopedicsBolognaX
specializedMeyer - Azienda Ospedaliero universitaria - PediatricsFirenze
specializedOspedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù di Roma - PediatricsRomaX


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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.