Supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material are our primary targets…The Web covers not only only formal (e-journals, repositories) but also informal scholarly communication.
The Web indicators measure electronic contents, especially those used for scholarly communication, but also basic information about the hospital, its organization, services and personnel. The rank takes into account both the volume of information published and the impact or visibility of such contents measured by the number of external links the web pages receive from others. As expected, about 45 % of top 200 and 38% of top 1000 hospitals are situated in North America.
The Laparoscopy hospital at N.Delhi is the only Indian hospital to figure in the top 100 hospitals from Asia ( 47/100, Asia), and also the only Indian hospital in top 500 worldwide. Amongst the others, Sir Gangaram hospital scores much better than Apollo and Tata Memorial.
L.R.S Institute of Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases records a very enviable world rank of 19, in number of papers and citations visible on Google Scholar., a noteworthy list headed by The Institute of Cancer Research, London.
Below is the list of 9 hospitals from India in the first 2000 worldwide , and their world rankings ( as per Cybermetrics Lab).
POSITION WORLD RANK HOSPITAL SIZE VISIBILITY RICH FILES SCHOLAR 279 Laparoscopy Hospital 406 749 599 140 624 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital 2,351 788 1,834 225 632 Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre 1,015 1,429 1,174 179 921 Aravind Eye Care System 1,567 2,717 766 146 1178 Sankara Nethralaya Hospital 2,690 984 1,224 2,200 1349 L.R.S. Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases 2,845 6,679 1,070 19 1407 Apollo Hospitals 3,045 938 3,453 2,200 1819 Tata Memorial Centre 2,459 3,469 322 1,497 1885 Sri Ramachandra University & Medical Centre 1,742 3,787 1,660 426