Medical center vs. hospital?

what is the difference between a "medical center" and a "hospital"?


Answers:    The main difference is size. Medical centre are usually smaller, offer smaller amount services and probably cannot accomodate longer and more acute admissions. Medical centre also don't tend to have big emergency departments but to some extent smaller emergeny rooms.

In Australia the set up is usually small country hospitals (>20 beds), regional hospitals (10-50) and tertiary hospitals (100 - 600 beds). Obviously the larger the hospital the more services it can offer. There is usually as lots as 10 country hospitals 2 or 3 regionals to every tertiary hospital.

Chris- Registered Nurse
I think Medical Center you entail an appointment because it's just an organization and Hospital is for emergencies so you newly go right within.


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