I believe part of the rankings is based on reputation. What value does that serve? US News and World Report is kind of like the Academy Awards of medicine (and colleges) and should be ignored by serious observers.
Best U.S. Hospitals, 2014-2015 — Physician’s First Watch
Best U.S. Hospitals, 2014-2015
By the Editors
U.S. News and World Report has released its 2014-2015 lists of the top hospitals across the U.S., ranked according to 16 medical specialties. Mayo Clinic earned the overall top spot for the first time, and 17 (of roughly 5000) hospitals made it onto the Honor Roll by excelling in at least six specialties.
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