Spain’s Best Hospitals Named: A new ranking reveals which hospitals in Spain are the best

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A new ranking reveals which hospitals in Spain are the best and the runaway areas are Madrid and Barcelona.

Madrid and Barcelona hospitals are the top of the charts with five of the country’s top ten public hospitals found in Spain’s capital and four in Barcelona. Valencia also has one hospital ranked in the top ten.

University La Fundación Jiménez Díaz in Madrid has the best reputation of hospitals in all of Spain, followed by Barcelona Clinic and then the Gregorio Marañon, also in Madrid.


The results of the ranking are based on the fifth edition of the Hospital Excellence Index (IEH 2019), complied through surveys of nearly 2,000 health professionals throughout Spain.

Focusing on the quality and assessment of the services offered by the different centres, the configuration of the index sums up care quality, personalised attention and resource efficiency. On this note, it measures excellence based on the results and perceptions of the professionals working in the centres and work environment.

Spain is ranked eighth in the world for its standard of healthcare, out of 195 countries and  despite Spain’s economic crisis which saw the health budget cut, its healthcare professionals and access to services remain among the best in the world.

Spain is also recognised as the leading country in terms of organ donations carrying out more organ transplants per capita than any other nation in the world.

Spain also boasts to be the third country in the world with the highest life expectancy (83.3 years), with one of the lowest mortality rates from preventable and treatable causes, proof that it has one of the highest quality and most efficient systems in the world.



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