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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Public Hospitals (Overview)

Public hospitals are federally funded, not-for-profit hospitals that generally serve low-income populations, regardless of insurance status.


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
13 doctors shared insights

Public Hospitals (Overview)

Public hospitals are federally funded, not-for-profit hospitals that generally serve low-income populations, regardless of insurance status.


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Who is responsible for the public hospitals in the usa?

Who is responsible for the public hospitals in the usa?

It depends: Most hospitals are owned by private healthcare orginizations or universities. Some are run by charities , counties, cities or states. The military has hospitals as well. There are accrediting orginizations the largest of which is jcho. ...Read more

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Is working in public hospitals dangerous for your health?

Is working in public hospitals dangerous for your health?

Any hospital may be: Depends on the job, exposure to patients, body fluids, etc. All hospitals have sick patients, lots of germs floating around. Any one working with "sharps"-needles, etc. Has risk of needlestick infection. Be careful, wash your hands often, or use alcohol hand sanitizers, e.g. Purell. Private hospitals have the same germs too. Worried about crime, neighborhoods, etc.? Different issues. ...Read more

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Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Depends: Difficult to answer. Some are current. It all depends on what services they provide. Some hospitals provide good advanced orthopedic care, some may provide advanced neurosurgical care--- hence it is difficult to generalize. ...Read more

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What's the difference between private and public hospitals nowadays?

What's the difference between private and public hospitals nowadays?

Payment system: Private hospitals are usually owned by private individuals or corporations. While their duty is to provide effective health care, they are also concerned about profit and that is part of their fee structure. Public hospitals are owned by governments in whole or in part and receive subsidies from public funds. Their overall fee structures is set the same but they usually given much free care. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more