January 2014 edn: New inclusion criteria

          A new edition with a few revolutionary changes is introduced. We collected data in January 2014 for more than 16 500 Hospitals websites from all over the World. The methodology is the same as in the previous edition, but we have changed the criteria for inclusion, attending requests from international colleagues:

NEW: 2013 edition

 The Ranking is updated twice a year (in late January and July) and it now covers about 16000 hospitals and health related services worldwide. To calculate the composite index (World Ranking) we have combined normalized values, the ranks are showed for informative purposes. The indicators used and their weighting are described below:

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The Cybermetrics Lab is publishing this Webometrics Ranking of World Hospitals from a purely academic point of view and as such it should be used. The Web indicators applied does NOT measure at all the quality of patient's treatment and health care offered by the hospitals included. So please be aware that if you are looking for the best place to treat a health condition this ranking is not appropriated for such a search.