A private hospital is a hospital owned by a profit company or a non-profit organisation 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.
- BMI Healthcare, UK
- Hospital Corporation of America largest operator of private hospitals in the United States
- Spire Healthcare, UK
- Nuffield, UK
- Ramsay Health Care, UK
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