World's Best Hospitals 2023 - Spain

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
1Hospital Universitario La Paz93.82%Madrid
2Hospital Clínic de Barcelona92.59%Barcelona
3Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre92.52%Madrid
4Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron92.34%Barcelona
5Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón91.48%Madrid
6Clinica Universidad de Navarra87.61%PamplonaX
7Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal85.78%Madrid
8Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la Fe85.49%Valencia
9Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz85.14%Madrid
10Hospital Clínico San Carlos84.97%Madrid
11Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío84.79%Sevilla
12Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro84.05%Majadahonda
13Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla77.34%Santander
14Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau75.20%Barcelona
15Hospital Ruber Internacional75.03%Madrid
16Hospital Universitario Madrid Sanchinarro74.31%Madrid
17Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona74.26%Barcelona
18Centro Médico Teknon73.76%Barcelona
19Hospital Quirónsalud Madrid73.38%Pozuelo de Alarcón
20Hospital Universitario la Zarzuela73.34%Madrid
21Hospital Universitari Quirón Dexeus73.26%Barcelona
22Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge73.06%Barcelona
23Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena72.93%Sevilla
24Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset Aleixandre72.92%Valencia
25Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía72.89%Córdoba
26Hospital Universitario Virgen de Las Nieves72.87%Granada
27Hospital Universitario de A Coruña72.77%A Coruña
28Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia72.42%Valencia
29Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor72.36%Madrid
30Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet71.90%Zaragoza
31Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid71.81%Valladolid
32Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga71.65%Málaga
33Hospital Universitario de la Princesa71.49%Madrid
34Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Salamanca71.40%Salamanca
35Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias71.32%Oviedo
36Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor71.29%Barcelona
37Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe71.26%Monteprincipe
38Hospital HLA Universitario Moncloa71.20%Madrid
39Hospital Universitario Regional de Málaga71.13%Málaga
40Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía71.09%Murcia
41Hospital Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón71.08%Sevilla
42Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca71.06%Murcia
43Hospital Universitarios San Roque71.02%Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
44Hospital Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre71.01%Valencia
45Hospital General de Ciudad Real70.81%Ciudad Real
46Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega70.77%Valladolid
47Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia70.75%Valencia
48Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago70.60%Santiago de Compostela
49Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo70.58%Galdakao
50Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria70.52%Santa Cruz de Tenerife
51Hospital de Barcelona70.47%Barcelona
52Hospital General Universitario de Alicante70.46%Alicante
53Hospital Universitario HM Madrid70.33%Madrid
54Hospital Universitario de Cruces70.30%Barakaldo
55Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol70.28%Badalona
56Hospital del Mar70.02%Barcelona
57Hospital Costa del Sol69.63%Marbella
58Hospital Universitario de Móstoles69.51%Móstoles
59Hospital Universitario de Basurto69.47%Bilbao
60Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria69.44%Málaga
61Hospital Universitario Donostia69.43%Donostia
62Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos68.97%Móstoles
63Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón68.91%Alcorcón
64Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer68.78%Murcia
65Hospital Universitario de Araba68.34%Vitoria-Gasteiz
66Hospital Universitario Virgen de Valme68.31%Sevilla
67Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Badajoz68.29%Badajoz
68Hospital Universitario Clínico San Cecilio68.27%Granada
69Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete67.84%Albacete
70Hospital Universitario Torrecárdenas67.77%Almería
71Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Cáceres67.73%Cáceres
72Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo67.69%Vigo
73Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía67.60%Cartagena
74Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín67.56%Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
75Hospital Universitario de Getafe67.53%Getafe
76Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa67.46%Leganés
77Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa67.43%Zaragoza
78Hospital San Pedro67.39%Logroño2
79Hospital Central de la Defensa Gomez Ulla67.36%Madrid
80Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu67.34%Manresa
81Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante67.32%Sant Joan d'Alacant
82Clínica Sagrada Família67.30%Barcelona
83Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León67.26%León
84Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol67.23%Ferrol
85Hospital Universitario La Moraleja67.19%Madrid
86Hospital Universitario de Jaén67.18%Jaén
87Hospital Universitario del Vinalopó67.15%Elx
88Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias67.14%Alcalá de Henares
89Hospital Universitari Dr. Josep Trueta67.13%Girona
90Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya67.10%Sant Cugat del Vallès
91Hospital La Luz67.09%Madrid
92Hospital Clínica Benidorm67.08%Benidorm
93Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional67.07%Benalmádena
94Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar67.06%Cádiz
95Clínica Nostra Senyora del Remei67.04%Barcelona
96Hospital HM Nou Delfos67.03%Barcelona
97Hospital Royo Villanova67.02%Zaragoza
98Complejo Asistencial de Segovia67.01%Segovia
specializedCentre Fòrum - Geriatric & PsychiatricBarcelona
specializedHospital de Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona - PediatricsEsplugues de Llobregat


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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.