A hospital is an institution which is scientifically & economically organized for prevention, diagnosis & treatment of diseases. The teaching hospitals have facilities for the teaching & training of medical & paramedical students & trainers, hospital may be operated by the government or private agencies.
Classifications of hospital are given bellow:-
1. According to service-
a. General hospital: - District hospital, Thana hospital.
b. Special hospital: - Medical college hospital, mental hospital, cancer hospital.
2. According to ownership:-
a. Government hospital: - Unforced hospital, public health hospital.
b. Non –Government hospital: - Private hospital.
c. Corporation hospital: - (I. Profitable, Ii. Non-profitable, Partnership hospital).
3. According to bed capacity:-
a. Fewer than 50 beds Thana label hospital.
b. 51 to 100 beds district label hospital.
c. 200 bed hospital Ex: - Khanpur hospital, Nariyongong. (Bangladesh)
d. 200 -300 bed hospital Ex: - faridpur medical. (Bangladesh)
e. 400-500 beds hospital an over. Ex: - Dhaka medical college hospital . (Bangladesh)
On the other hand, hospital is classified are as follows:-
1. Teaching hospital: - Medical college hospital.
2. Specialist hospital: - TB hospital, cancer hospital.
3. General hospital: - District hospital.
4. Nursing home or clinic.
5. Secondary hospital.
6. Tertiary hospital.