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Medscape 2018 Physicians' Choice Survey Ranks Top Hospitals for Serious Conditions, Including Cancer

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New York, NY, September 19, 2018:  Medscape, the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for physicians, today announced the results of Medscape Physicians’ Choice: Top Hospitals for Serious Conditions and Procedures (non-cancer) and Medscape Physicians’ Choice: Top Hospitals for Cancer Treatment. 

A national survey of more than 11,000 physicians asked respondents to rank their preferences for care and treatment for themselves or family for a complex or difficult disease or condition, such as multiple sclerosis or cardiac surgery, and five types of cancer, assuming no barriers, such as transportation or cost.  This is the second year of the report.  

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The Medscape survey offers patients and the public valuable information on the expert view of top hospitals, and insight into the criteria physicians use when assessing the best place for care.  For each condition, the survey listed hospitals as chosen by all physician respondents, and a separate list as chosen by relevant specialists in that clinical area.  

“Physicians speak with other physicians and healthcare professionals. They go to conferences and read medical journals, and are likely to have more knowledge about standout hospitals or which hospitals are getting excellent results,  doing groundbreaking research, or getting a sense of where they themselves would go for medical care,” said Leslie Kane, MA, Senior Director, Medscape Business of Medicine.

Medscape Physicians’ Choice: Top Hospitals for Serious Conditions and Procedures included cardiac conditions, interventional cardiac surgery, stroke, hip replacement, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, advanced hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, infectious diseases and pediatric conditions.  Medscape Physicians’ Choice: Top Hospitals for Cancer Treatment included breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and renal cell carcinoma.

The Mayo Clinic was ranked highest in six out of the 10 conditions.  For cancer treatment, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center took the top ranking in all five cancer types.  Overall, physicians named 33 hospitals.

Professional Reputation, Physician Expertise Deemed Most Important

An institution’s professional reputation and the expertise of its physicians were deemed most important by a combined 62% of physicians, followed by a specific physician at the hospital (12%), leading technology available (10%), and low error rate (6%).  Other criteria, ranking lower (from 1% to 4%), were published studies, low infection rates, participation in clinical trials and readmission rates.

Medscape Physicians’ Choice:  Top Hospitals for Serious Conditions and Procedures (Hospitals with the same number ranking represent a non-statistically significant difference)

Cardiac Conditions

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Medical Center
  5. Stanford Hospital
  6. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  7. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  9. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  10. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Interventional Cardiac Surgery

  1. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Medical Center
  5. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  6. Stanford Hospital
  7. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  8. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  9. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  10. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Stroke

  1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital
  3. Cleveland Clinic
  4. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  5. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Medical Center
  6. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  7. Stanford Hospital
  8. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  9. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  10. Duke University Hospital

Hip Replacement

  1. Hospital for Special Surgery
  2. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  3. Cleveland Clinic
  4. Massachusetts General Hospital
  5. Rush University Medical Center
  6. New England Baptist Hospital
  7. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  8. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  2. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Medical Center
  6. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  7. Mayo Clinic Hospital
  8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  9. Duke University Hospital

Spinal Cord Injury

  1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital
  3. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Hospital for Special Surgery
  6. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  7. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  8. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Medical Center
  9. Stanford Hospital

Advanced Hepatitis C

  1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  2. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  6. Mount Sinai Medical Center
  7. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  8. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  9. UCSF Medical Center Parnassus

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  2. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center 
  6. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  7. Mayo Clinic Hospital
  8. Duke University Hospital
  9. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  10. Stanford Hospital

Infectious Diseases

  1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  2. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Emory University Hospital
  6. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  7. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center 
  8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Pediatric Conditions

  1. Boston Children's Hospital
  2. Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
  3. Texas Children's Hospital
  4. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  5. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  6. CHOP Center Rehabilitation
  7. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  8. Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital Of Chicago
  9. Children's National Health System
  10. New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Medical Center
  11. Seattle Children's Hospital

Medscape Physicians' Choice: Top Hospitals for Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer

  1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  3. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  4. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital
  6. Cleveland Clinic
  7. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  8. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  9. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Prostate Cancer

  1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  3. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  4. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. Massachusetts General Hospital
  7. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  8. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Lung Cancer

  1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  3. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital
  6. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  7. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  8. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  9. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  10. Duke University Hospital
  11. Stanford Hospital
  12. Brigham and Women's Hospital

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  3. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  4. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  5. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  6. Massachusetts General Hospital
  7. Cleveland Clinic
  8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  9. City Of Hope National Medical Center
  10. Stanford Hospital

Renal Cell Carcinoma

  1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  3. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  6. Massachusetts General Hospital
  7. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  8. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  9. Stanford Hospital
  10. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Methodology:

Survey Method:  Physicians were invited to participate in an online survey on hospital choice; Screening Requirements:  Respondents were required to be U.S. physicians; Sample Size: 11,549 physicians participated in the survey; Data Collection Period:  May 17 to August 13, 2018.

Results were weighted to the American Medical Association membership on state, gender, and specialty.

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