University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rankings

Urology

best Rank in This Specialty
#43
Overall Score in This Specialty
62.8 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of responding specialists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 who named hospital as among best for difficult cases.

Significant

50

Score: 13.0%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Survival

Higher numbers mean fewer deaths than expected 30 days after admission, after adjusting for severity and other risks.

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected=5-​6

Success in keeping patients safe

Ability to prevent six types of accidents and medical errors.

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Success in preventing deaths from treatable complications following inpatient surgery

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Success in preventing major bleeding and bruising after surgery

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Success in preventing respiratory failure after surgery

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Success in preventing incisions from reopening after surgery

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Success in preventing injury to patient during surgery

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Urology patient volume

Number of Medicare inpatients who had specified disorders or specified procedures in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Highest

100

617 discharges

Highest=300 or above

Nurse staffing

Indicates relative balance of nurses and patients hospitalwide; higher numbers mean more nurses.

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center for high nursing standards.

Score: √

Advanced technologies

Diagnostic radioisotope services, image-guided radiation therapy, PET/CT scanner, robotic surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Highest

100

Score: 5

Highest=5 out of 5

Key patient services

Such as a fertility clinic and translators.

Highest

100

Score: 9

Highest=9 out of 9

Trauma center

State-certified for advanced trauma care.

Score: x

Intensivist staffing

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

Score: √


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