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Definition of Hospital

Hospital: A place for receiving medical or surgical care, usually as an inpatient (resident). An ill person in the US may be 'in the hospital,' and his ailing UK counterpart would say he is 'in hospital.'

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8390
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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