Vindende_afdeling_Boern_og_Unge AUH.jpgThe Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine was one of this year's winning treatments (for treatment of diabetes in children), when Aarhus University Hospital was appointed best hospital in Denmark (photo: Tonny Foghmar).

Aarhus University Hospital is number 32 on the Newsweek ranking of the world's best hospitals.

Aarhus University Hospital is number 32 and Rigshospitalet, both Danish hospitals, is number 15 on the Newsweek ranking of the world’s best hospitals. The American magasin Newsweek and the data company Statista Inc., have selected the best hospitals in among 2.000 hospitals in 25 countries. 

According to Newsweek, the ranking is based on three data sources:

• An online questionnaire survey among doctors, healthcare staff and hospital managers in 25 countries
• Results from patient satisfaction surveys
• Clinical databases

The top-hospitals are three American hospitals:

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital

Among European hospitals, Charité - Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany is the highest ranking as number six and Karolinska Universitetssjukhus in Stockholm, Sweden ranks seven.

Last year was the first year when Newsweek included Danish hospitals. In 2020, Aarhus University Hospital was number 11 and Rigshospitalet number 19.

Denmark's best hospital for the 13th time
Furthermore, Aarhus University Hospital is appointed Denmark’s best hospital 2021 by the independent specialist newspaper of healthcare sector news ”Dagens Medicin”. The hospital wins due to a combination of a high professional level, strong collaborative skills and focus on the individual patient.

For the past 12 years and again this year, Aarhus University Hospital is appointed Denmark’s best hospital. Aarhus University Hospital has won in the category of university hospitals comprising the largest hospitals in Denmark. In this category, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) came in as number 1, Odense University Hospital as number 2, Aalborg University Hospital as number 3 and Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen as number 4.