Durban has six of the top 20 private hospitals out of 140 in the country — so said patients in a survey released on Monday. Cape Town has the second-highest number with three.Johannesburg‚ Pretoria and other cities, such as Nelspruit and East London, have only one in the patient-care survey.The quality of nursing care‚ doctor care‚ the hospital environment‚ pain management and patient information about medication and discharge were the six major categories measured in the annual survey.The Discovery Health 2017 patient survey does not disclose which hospitals scored the highest overall but lists the top 20.Overall patient experience had improved year on year, the survey‚ in its fourth year‚ showed. The Life Healthcare group had the most hospitals in the top 20. Doctors’ communication and management of pain are the categories that consistently scored the highest points.Communication with nurses and information about medication showed good improvements‚ but planning for discharge coul...

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