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Linköping University Hospital named best hospital in Sweden

Linköping University Hospital has been named best hospital in Sweden for 2014 by the daily paper Dagens Medicin.  The south-east Sweden healthcare region also had top hospitals among the small and medium-sized hospital categories.

Universitetssjukhuset Foto: Göran BillesonIn the ranking process for best hospital in the categories university hospital, medium-sized hospital and small hospital, they looked at a number of different parameters including open comparisons, national patient surveys, measurement of how care guarantees have been met, care-related infections and adherence to hygiene regulations.

This year’s comparison shows that Linköping University Hospital is again in first place among the country’s hospitals. Linköping University Hospital also achieved this distinction in 2012, dropping to second place in 2013 behind the University Hospital of Umeå.

It is principally in the categories regarding guarantee of care, finance and waiting times in emergency that Linköping University Hospital comes out on top in the comparisons.

The south-east Sweden healthcare region placed well in all categories

Ryhov County Hospital in Jönköping was adjudged best medium-sized hospital in the country for the third year running. Vrinnevi hospital in Norrköping returned to the top rankings with second place.

Among the smaller hospitals, classified as emergency hospitals without maternity facilities that admit stroke and heart attack patients round the clock, the south-east Sweden healthcare region also placed well. Oskarshamn Hospital was best hospital for the second year running and Motala Hospital again climbed back up to third place in the rankings.

Best university hospital in the country

  1. Linköping University Hospital
  2. University Hospital of Umeå
  3. Örebro University Hospital

Best medium-sized hospital

  1. Ryhov County Hospital
  2. Vrinnevi Hospital
  3. Visby Hospital

Best small hospital in the country

  1. Oskarshamn Hospital
  2. Piteå Älvdal Hospital
  3. Motala Hospital

Johan Jäger 2015-01-22




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Last updated: 2014-07-02