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what is the difference between a medical center and a hosp

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what is the difference between a medical center and a hospital
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.

A medical center is just a general term that can encompass multiple hospitals, clinics, medical/nursing/pharmacy schools.


For example, Texas Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in the United States, has multiple hospitals, clinics, professional schools, hospice, rehabilitation, etc.


A hospital is a single entity dedicated to taking care of inpatients.

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