Function of hospital – PPT PDF – General Primary Basic Role

Before studying function of hospital first let us know what is hospital.

“The’hospital is an integral part of a social and medical organization, the function of which is to provide the population complete health care, both curative and preventive, and whose out-patient services reach out to the family in its home environment; the hospital is also a centre for the training of health workers and for bio-social research.”

what is primary function of a hospital

What are the basic role and functions of a hospital?

  • Patient care
  • Public health care
  • Education services
  • Research

General functions of hospitals:

  • Medical services
  • Administrative services
  • Patient care & education
  • diagnosis, treatment of illness
  • rehabilitation
  • convalescent care

Major functions of hospitals:

  • Treatment and management of patients
  • Patient care with nursing, dietary diagnostic, therapy, pharmacy and laboratory services.
  • Management & Administrative services

Function of hospital pharmacy:

The prime objectives and functions of hospital pharmacy are cost containment, patient satisfaction, effective staff utilization and effective and efficient services

  • Managing the use of medications in hospitals and other medical centers
  • Advising both patients and other health professionals about the safe and effective use of medicines
  • Choosing, preparing, storing, compounding and dispensing medications for patients in a medical environment
  • Prescription, procuration, delivery, administration and review of medications to optimize patient outcomes
  • Ensure correctness patient, dose, route of administration, time, drug, information and documentation

Role and function of hospital PPT

Function of clinic:

  • Clinics are particular blocks of time set aside for a team of healthcare professionals to see patients together
  • Hospital clinics are primarily concerned with acute diseases, and the physicians in the clinics are usually the same physicians who treat inpatients in the hospital.
  • Individual practitioner plus the benefit of group consultation, have encouraged the establishment of clinics
  • Promote prompt and reliable medical attention.


  1. To provide and evaluate pharmaceutical services
  2. To draw a plan for hospital pharmacy administration
  3. To establish liaison between administrative authorities and medical Doctors.
  4. To estimate the requirements for the department and enforce the policies and procedures for the recruitment of adequate and competent staff
  5. To develop and maintain an effective system of clinical and administrative records and reports
  6. To participate in and adhere to the financial plan of the operation for the hospital

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