[Tagging] Classifying hospitals (Was: Deprecate healthcare=centre)

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 00:01:02 UTC 2021

On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 at 20:33, Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

> > Private facilities that aren't equipped for any form of surgery or
> > emergency, but are intended to treat people for things like drug &/or
> > alcohol dependency.
> As a European I don't get why "private" is mentioned so often in these
> discussions.

Good question!

It is completely irrelevant who pays for the treatment
> when discussing the treatment facility itself.

That is the main distinction though, at least in Australia, although I know
that it changes around the world. In a "private" hospital, you personally
(or your health insurance fund) will pay for it, while a public hospital is
funded by the Government so you won't pay for treatment.

In case of an *emergency* I would definitely try any place that remotely
> looks like
> there could be medical staff be around :)

Except that these sort of facilities aren't equipped to treat emergencies


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