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    Default Private patient in a public hospital

    What difference does it make to be s private patient in a public hospital compared to a public patient?

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    They can charge your health fund for your stay (which helps the hospital) and you might get a private room and possibly your choice of doctor or ob though some ob's don't have admitting/delivering rights at public hospitals so it's best to double check on that.

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    I wont be having an obstetrician. I chose public so I would be midwife based.

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    Probably just a private room and possibly out of pocket expenses

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    At mine it's private room if available, free parking, free tv and daily paper.

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    You will likely find that the only real difference will be for the hospital - they will get extra money should you use your phi.
    At my hospital if a patient elects for a private admission it doesn't change anything aside from the right to choose your dr should you want to (not applicable for you) and we give out a pack that has toiletries and some vouchers for use at the cafe/gift shop.
    At my work private rooms are only for medical need, private or not has nothing to do with it. This may not be at your hospital tho.


 

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