Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Structure and Function of Health Care Facilities and Hospital Units
Slide content:Hospital Financing Ownership may be public or private Public hospitals are funded by the government, may have limited resources Private hospitals are run by private entities, may have greater resources (for example, finances, equipment) Either type of hospital may be for-profit or nonprofit 23
Slide notes:Hospitals may be publicly or privately owned and funded, and they may be either for-profit or nonprofit. A public hospital is funded by the government and therefore may have limited financial resources. A private hospital is owned by a private organization, such as a medical insurance company. It tends to have greater capital and more up-to-date equipment, so its services may be more expensive. 23