The OCU Spanish Consumers and Users Organisation has conducted an anonymous survey of 281 specialist doctors from all over Spain. Across 13 specialities, doctors indicated the five hospitals in the country that, in their opinions, provide the best medical care to patients with serious and complex problems. The results are displayed in graphs according to speciality: gastrointestinology, cardiology, orthopaedic surgery/traumatology, endocrinology, gynaecology, nephrology, pulmonology, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, paediatrics, otolaryngology and urology.
And the winner in ophthalmology is… IMO
IMO has won the ophthalmology category by almost 8 points. For the first time in this selection of 32 Spanish hospitals, centres in Valladolid and Oviedo also appear. The fact that the survey was designed to reflect the opinions of specialist doctors ensured that the results were highly reliable in terms of quality, as these opinions are formed on the basis of professional experience, scientific literature, attendance at conferences, the views of professional colleagues, attending to referrals from other hospitals, etc. Moreover, when several professionals agree on the same thing, greater weight is given to their opinions. This new survey by the OCU is, therefore, of great value.
In ophthalmology, the order is as follows, as shown in the graph: The Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (Barcelona) heads the list with a reputation index of 16.8; followed by Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal (Madrid) with 9.0; Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebrón (Barcelona) with 8.6; Hospital Universitario La Paz (Madrid) with 6.9; Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer (Barcelona) with 6.5; Instituto Universitario de Oftalmobiología Aplicada – Universidad de Valladolid with 4.5; Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge (L’Hospitalet, Barcelona) with 4.2; Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid) with 3.7; Clínica Universitaria de Navarra (Pamplona) with 3.2; and Instituto Oftalmológico Fernández-Vega (Oviedo) with 2.7.
The survey rated 19% of all hospitals in Spain
The results showed the predominance of Barcelona and Madrid hospitals, almost all of which are public. In the general category, the most highly rated was the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. The top ten is completed by Vall d’Hebrón (Barcelona); La Paz (Madrid); 12 de Octubre (Madrid); La Fe (Valencia); Ramón y Cajal (Madrid); Gregorio Marañón (Madrid); Universidad de Navarra (the only one that is 100% private); Bellvitge (Barcelona) and Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona).