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Medical specialties among America's best
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Medical specialties among America's best

Eight specialties at the Medical Center have been cited by U.S. News & World Report in its 2001 America’s Best Hospitals guide.

The U.Va. specialties and their national rank are: endocrinology, six; cancer, 22; ears, nose and throat, 22; urology, 23; neurology and neurosurgery, 29; respiratory disorders, 34; geriatrics, 49; and kidney disease, 49.

The assessments are determined by reputation, mortality and patient care factors such as nursing and technology.

This year, the magazine collected data from 6,116 hospitals and narrowed its list to 1,878. Hospitals must be teaching hospitals or be affiliated with a medical school. Eligibility depends on performing a specified number of defined procedures in the past three years or by being named by at least one physician in the U.S. News surveys in the last three years.

 


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