The basic purpose of a hospital is providing the treatment & care of the sick & injury patient.
The functions of a hospital are given below:-
1. Patient care:- patient care involves diagnosis, treatment of illness or injury preventive medicine, rehabilitation, convalescent care, dental care, personalized services
2. Education services :- The education services are two form:-
a. Medical & allied health profession education: - Teaching of physician nurses, pharmacist, medical technologist, medical social service worker, hospital administration & training, dietician etc.
b. Patient education: - children, general education, social education for rehabilitation health care & also patient counseling.
3. Research: - Research is important to advanced medical knowledge against disease & to improve hospital service. This is important for better health care of patient.
4. Public health care: - public health is important to assist the community to reduce chance of illness & to improve general health population.
Example: - To participation in disease detection program for T.B Diabetic. Hypertension & cancer. To participation in mass public inoculation program etc. participial in better teaching of hospital ambulatory care department. Hospital pharmacist provides health information & service to outdoor patient. They instruct on the safe medicine use & prevention to tack poisonous medicine.