The Castle Connolly Medical Limited aims to provide its users with access to the best healthcare. Chaired and co-published by John Castle, the company is behind ‘America’s Top Doctors; Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,’ amongst other health-related literature. Castle Connolly selects the “top doctors” by surveying professionals in the healthcare industry and asking them to “identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation.” In the first edition of America’s Top Doctors, more than 230,000 individuals in the medical field were surveyed including: medical experts; department chairs; vice presidents of medical affairs; residency program directors; as well as leading medical centers and specialty hospitals.
Thereafter, the data garnered on outcomes, procedure volume and malpractice becomes available although the public disclosure varies from state to state. Castle Connolly also attempts to assemble the available data and use it effectively. At the end of the day though, it is up to Castle Connolly’s professional editors, the CMO and CRO as well as the entire research staff that select the Castle Connolly Top Doctors.
Castle Connolly Medical Limited also has sister companies: Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Ltd. (CCGM) and Publishing Works Ltd. CCGM publishes over a dozen guides that help resident physicians prepare for their medical specialty boards. Publishing Works writes healthcare papers for physicians groups.