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Best Hospitals in the US

The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in healthcare technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.

(FAQ) Frequently asked questions for Hospital

1. What is hospital pre authorization?

Before you can complete pre-admission, you need to get pre-authorisation from your medical aid. Either the patient or the main member must call the medical aid for an authorisation number.

2. What does hospital billing cover?

Hospital billing only covers the hospitalisation itself. It excludes services such as: doctors, anaesthetist, radiology, laboratories, physiotherapists.

3. What should I bring to hospital?

If you know you are going to be in hospital overnight – or a little longer – it is helpful to have all you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Here are a few essentials: Medical aid card and ID, Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, moisturiser, deodorant and lip balm, cell phone and cell phone charger, a good book or a few magazines.

4. When will I be able to eat?

Patients are able to eat after all their tests are completed and the physician has evaluated the results. On average, it is within three to four hours. However, it is sometimes necessary for patients to remain "NPO" (nothing by mouth) until further tests and/or studies are completed.

5. Will I be allowed to have visitors during my treatment?

Depending on the regulations of each hospital, usually yes but the number of visitors in the emergency treatment area is kept to a minimum. Occasionally, visitors will be asked to remain in the lobby until your loved one is placed into the room and settled into their environment.

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