Private hospital

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A private hospital is a hospital owned by a for-profit company or a non-profit organization and privately funded through payment for medical services by patients themselves, by insurers, Governments through national health insurance schemes, or by foreign embassies. This practice is very common in the United States, Chile, France, Germany, and Australia. In the United Kingdom, private hospitals are distinguished from the far more prevalent National Health Service institutions.

See also[edit]

  • Walk-in clinic, also a private medical-type institution, but a much less advanced form of it.