The quality of health care is the consequence of strong link between service providers and user of the services. Perceived quality is one of the principal determinant of utilisation and non-utilisation of health services, a major issue in developing countries. Considering this, the present study was aimed to ~ssess the quality of care in in-patient and outpatient departments of rural and urban government hospitals in Bangladesh. A total of 2420 patients were interviewed. The patients were selected by using systematic random sampling technique.