University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rankings

Neurology & Neurosurgery

best Rank in This Specialty
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Overall Score in This Specialty
44.1 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Modest

25

Score: 1.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Survival

Likelihood of survival 30 days after admission, adjusted for severity and other risks.

Worse than expected

5

Score: 4

Worse than expected: 3 or 4

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing pressure ulcers (skin breakdown from prolonged bed rest, weight, dressings and other factors)

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing collapsed lung during biopsy, catheter insertion and other procedures

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical hip fractures

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing major postsurgical bleeding and bruising

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing surgical incisions from reopening

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Patient volume

Number of high-risk Medicare inpatients in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in key specialty-related procedures and diagnoses.

Medium

50

991 discharges

Medium: 900-​1,199

Nursing intensity

Relative balance of nurses to patients across hospital. Higher numbers mean more nurses.

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest: 2.0 or above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

NAEC-designated epilepsy center

Accredited by National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

NIA-designated Alzheimer's center

Recognized by National Institute on Aging.

Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope services, image-guided radiation therapy, PET/CT scanner, single-photon-emission CT and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Highest

100

Score: 5

Highest: 5 out of 5

Key patient services

Such as Alzheimer's center and hospice program.

High

75

Score: 8

High: 7 or 8 out of 9

Trauma center

State-certified provider of advanced trauma care.

Intensivist on staff

At least one intensive-care unit staffed by physician with subspecialty or fellowship training in care of ICU patients.


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