Toronto has had a lot to celebrate lately. Between the Raptors becoming NBA champions and Bianca Andreescu, a native of Mississauga, winning the U.S. Open, the city has found itself starting to become a landmark location in pop culture. In perhaps its most recent honour Toronto hospitals ranked the city as the 15th best in the world for hospitals, according to Medbelle.
“A city can boast one world-class hospital, but if their overall medical framework does not offer easy access and high-quality care to all its citizens, then there is still room for improvement. We decided to create a ranking of the best hospital cities, focusing on the overall hospital ecosystem in the area, rather than individual institutions,” reads a statement on the organization's website.
Toronto was given a total score of 94.74 out of 100 in its ranking, which according to Medbelle, looks “at the best hospitals and medical schools to create a shortlist of the world’s top hospital cities. Then, we split the factors."
“Number of hospital beds, to the cancer survival rate and the number of nurses. Additionally, elements such as the cost of medicine, and the prevalence of mental health specialists were included, and more. These data points were then utilized to score each city based on their overall hospital infrastructure, to determine the top 100 hospital cities in the world," the statement adds.
While Toronto was ranked the 15th best city in the world for hospitals, it is the top city in Canada when it comes to hospital care.
Tokyo, Boston, and London were the top three best cities for hospitals across the world, Tokyo getting a total score of 100.
Back in March, Toronto General Hospital was ranked seventh on Newsweek's list of the top 10 best hospitals in the world. The hospital landed a spot on the list for being "at the forefront of adapting to new challenges while providing top-notch patient care." Toronto General Hospital is world-renowned for its cardiac centre, named after Peter Munk, the founder of Barrick Gold.
Narcity has reached out to Medbelle for further comment.