In further recognition of the UCLA Health System's reputation for world-class patient care, more than 200 UCLA physicians have been named to the prestigious Best Doctors in America list for 2013.
The national list, which is compiled every two years by Boston-based Best Doctors Inc., is based on an in-depth, impartial peer survey of doctors working in a variety of specialties. Only the top 5 percent of physicians in the country receive this honor.
"Earning a place as one of the Best Doctors in America is a singular honor," said Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System. "This is a testament to our physicians, who provide excellent patient-centered care. We are grateful to our gifted and dedicated medical team throughout the UCLA Health System, which goes the extra mile every day to save lives and deliver compassionate care to patients in our community, one patient at a time."
For its list, Best Doctors conducts an exhaustive, peer-reviewed survey of the medical profession, polling more than 50,000 doctors across the U.S. and asking them this question: If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?
The doctors surveyed are asked to provide an assessment of the clinical abilities of their peers within more than 400 sub-specialties of medicine. The millions of individual data points collected through this process are compiled using algorithms that correct for statistical bias, yielding the list of the physicians deemed the "best" by their peers. The list identifies specialists who are considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions.
The goal of the Best Doctors in America list is to identify the best trained, most experienced and most skilled specialists, regardless of where they practice, according to Best Doctors Inc.
UCLA's world-class specialists made it into every specialty category listed in the Best Doctors database. The UCLA Health System's group of experts listed in the database includes world-class heart, pediatrics, neurology and neurosurgery specialists.
For further information, visit Best Doctors at www.bestdoctors.com, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or call 800-223-5003.
Best Doctors Inc., founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, works with the best 5 percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has audited and certified Best Doctors Inc.'s database of physicians and its companion Best Doctors in America List as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions.
The UCLA Health System, which comprises the UCLA Hospital System and the UCLA Medical Group and its affiliates, has provided a high quality of health care and the most advanced treatment options to the people of Los Angeles and the world for more than half a century. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica (which includes the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital) deliver hospital care that is unparalleled in California. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA physicians and hospitals continue to be world leaders in the full range of care, from maintaining the health of families to the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses.