The verdict is in. Out of almost 90 hospitals in Denmark, the Copenhagen Science City-partner Rigshospitalet is the best. This honourable conclusion comes from Danish health sector media “Dagens Medicin” (Medicinal Daily)
The Dagens Medicin award is based on two parameters. Quality of treatment as recorded in the national clinical databases is weighted 90 percent. The Nationwide Danish Survey of Patient Experience 2020 is weighted 10 per cent. Not surprisingly, the ranking is cause for celebration at Rigshospitalet.
We, in management, are very pleased to see Rigshospitalet rank with the best average in the index this year. I am, however, also happy to note that patient treatment in general is at a very high level in Denmark. The data behind this award shows that quality of treatment is also high at the university hospitals in Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg and on Zealand. The fact that patients all over the country have access to good treatment options is very much worth celebrating”: Per Christiansen, CEO, University hospital Rigshospitalet.
Hard to compare hospitals
While he is happy with the award, Per Christiansen emphasizes that it can be difficult to compare data from hospitals, which have very different tasks and patient groups.
Our special task is to help ensure that all patients – no matter how rare or complicated their disease – have access to treatment options of the highest possible professional quality within the borders of our country. The “Dagens Medicin” study shows that this is indeed the case”: Per Christiansen, CEO, University hospital Rigshospitalet.
Given the highly specialised mission of Rigshospitalet, it can be problematic to benchmark it on equal terms with other university hospitals in Denmark, and it is no secret that the hospital over the years has felt challenged by the assessment method itself.
We do take these rankings with a healthy pinch of salt but of course it is gratifying when others appreciate the dedicated efforts of our staff. There can be no doubt that this award belongs completely to the 12,000 employees of the hospital”: Per Christiansen, CEO, University hospital Rigshospitalet.