The acclaimed publication evaluated hospitals in 25 countries around the world this year. In the U.S., UC Davis Medical Center ranked 27th out of more than 300 hospitals. It was the only hospital in the Sacramento region to earn recognition in 2021.
Newsweek, in partnership with Statista, Inc., used patient experience and satisfaction data, key health care metrics such as patient safety, and peer recommendations to evaluate medical institutions in each country.
Hospital recommendations, for example, were gathered via an online survey that included physicians, healthcare professionals and hospitals managers. Key performance indicators (KPIs) were developed using the medical center’s data on quality of treatment, hygiene measures and safety.
Publicly available data from existing patient surveys were used to analyze patient experiences and satisfaction. It is information usually collected after a person’s hospitalization. Survey participants were asked about topics such as general satisfaction with the hospital, patient recommendations of the hospital, satisfaction with medical care, and satisfaction with service and organization.
In terms of patient safety, just like the Newsweek’s #1 ranked Mayo Clinic, UC Davis Medical Center earned an “above average” rating for its infection prevention measures.
“Being recognized as among the best hospitals in the world reflects our rigorous focus on providing the very best in clinical care, safety, and patient and family experience,” said Brad Simmons, chief administrator of UC Davis Medical Center. “Everyone at UC Davis Health takes great pride in the work they do each day. Dedication to patients and community, combined with hard work and exceptional service, certainly helped us to achieve the recognition.”
The 2021 list of the World’s Best Hospital can be viewed on Newsweek’s website.