Hospital Practices and Research (HPR) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal published quarterly by the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences with cooperation of Iranian Health Management Association (IHMA). The journal publishes high-impact studies related to key aspects of hospital research. HPR provides a forum for hospital specialists to debate contemporary challenges of hospital research and healthcare services delivery and to seek ideas and solutions to achieve higher performance and effectiveness in healthcare settings. Our primary aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, hypotheses, techniques, and information among all physicians, staff, and students. The journal's main focus is placed on efficacy in improving clinically relevant outcomes such as mortality, morbidity, quality of life, function, and costs.

HPR publishes informative and multidisciplinary advances in all aspects of hospital and healthcare organization research. Regarding clinical studies, while a broad spectrum of research is welcome, HPR has a specific interest in studies examining the role of hospitalists and hospital medicine in improving the quality of healthcare, patient outcome, and overall hospital performance.

HPR is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal and adheres to ICMJE and COPE recommendations.

 

There are no submission fees or article processing charges for authors submitting their articles to the Hospital Practices and Research.

 

Frequency: 4 Issues Per Year

Review Article
1. COVID-19 Pandemic and Neurological Disease: A Critical Review of the Existing Literature

Shervin Assari

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 81-86

Abstract
  Most of what we know about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is limited to the severe acute respiratory syndrome, epidemiology, fatality, and acute care. However, infection with COVID-19 may also involve the central nervous system (CNS), which may or may not be due to a multi-organ injury. Our ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Polyvagal Neural Biofeedback Training by Pulse Regulated Abdominal Breathing in Sleep Disorder: A Suggestion for COVID-19 Patients

Mohammadjavad Hoseinpourfard; Masoumeh Shajarian

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 87-91

Abstract
  Background: Nowadays, one of the most important social troubles is the sleep disorder that more than 40% of some population faced. Biofeedback (BFB) as a complementary method could reduce many of its effects.Objectives: This study aims to show the effects of BFB on the promotion of sleep quality and ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Effectiveness of Homeopathic Treatment for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

Zohreh Naderi; Zarin Dadkhah; Ali Karimi; Razieh Hashemi; Maryam Aghaee; Abbas Tavallaii; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 92-97

Abstract
  Background: Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a major health problem for many women. Homeopathy is one of the treatments for this disease. Objectives: This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic Ipecacuanha (Ipecac) in the treatment of bleeding, pain, and in the quality of life ...  Read More

Original Article
4. A Cross-sectional Study of Patient Satisfaction With the Quality of Care in Ghana From an Adolescent’s Perspective

Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba; Moses Abile; Grace Adjei Okai

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 98-104

Abstract
  Background: Assessing patient satisfaction with care is crucial for healthcare quality improvement. However, little is known about patient satisfaction with care in adolescent-friendly health facilities in Ghana. Objectives: This study aimed to assess patient satisfaction with quality of healthcare in ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAPs) of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Regarding the Consumption of Artificial Sweeteners in Zahedan, Iran: A Cross-sectional Study

Mansour Karajibani; Hadi Eslahi; Farzaneh Montazerifar; Fatemeh Razaghee; Alireza Dashipour

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 105-111

Abstract
  Background: Knowledge and attitude are the main indicators of awareness about the use of artificial sweeteners. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAPs) of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in relation to the consumption of low-calorie artificial ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Assessment of Inflammatory Markers in the Epidural Infusion of Bupivacaine-Fentanyl Compared to Morphine Bolus Injection in Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgeries

Seyed Jalal Madani; Majid Saeedi; Mohammad Saeed Gheasi; Masoud Saghafinia; Seyed Mohammad Reza Amouzegar; Ali Bahramifar; Vahid Shahkarami

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 112-116

Abstract
  Background: Gastrointestinal surgery is one of the procedures that result to produce inflammatory reactions and pain to patients. Administrate of high-safe analgesia in surgery is very essential, to reduce pain and improve inflammatory reactions. Objectives: The present study compared inflammatory markers ...  Read More

Case Report
7. Giant Oral Ulcers Following Threatening Suicide by Herbicide Paraquat: A Case Report

Reza Bidaki; Seyed Nader Mostafavi; Sogol Al-Saeed; Motahhareh Karimoddini; Farzaneh Dehghani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 117-119

Abstract
  Introduction: Parquet poisoning has been elaborated to be very common among developing countries, particularly in regions with agriculture economy. One of the most common presentations of paraquat poisoning is oropharyngeal burns. Herein, we report a patient from a dry and warm district in the geographic ...  Read More

1. The Impact of Motivation on the Work Performance of Health Workers (Korle Bu Teaching Hospital): Evidence from Ghana

Kofi Aduo-Adjei; Odoom Emmanuel; Opoku Mensah Forster

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 47-52

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010245

Abstract
  Background: Motivation is a driver to health worker performance in most Ghanaian hospitals. In view of this, Ghana’s Ministry of Health has rolled out enough motivational policies to accentuate work performance of health workers. Objective: The focus of this study was to examine the impact of ...  Read More

2. Is a Single dose of Prophylactic Antibiotics Sufficient in Patients with Acute Non-Complicated Appendicitis?

Soleiman Hosseini Khalifani; Soleiman Heydari; Mehdi Morshedi; Hassan Ali Mohebi; Gholamali Ghorbani; Shahram Manoochehry

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 83-86

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010383

Abstract
  Background: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common acute surgery events. Its main treatment is surgery. However medical management before and after the surgery has an important impact on the treatment. Objective: The aim of study was evaluating the outcomes of single dose and quadruple doses of ...  Read More

3. A Narrative Review of Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction among Nurses in Africa

Emmanuel Ajuluchukwu Ugwa; Ugwa Charity

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 79-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010379

Abstract
  Background: There is a renewed interest in job satisfaction among healthcare workers including nurses in Africa and the West African sub-region due to the perception that global shifts in the internal structures and employment practices are inducing changes in the ties that bind employees to their job. ...  Read More

4. Drug Supply Chain Management and Implementation of Health Reform Plan in Teaching Hospital Pharmacies of Ahvaz, Iran

Effat Jahanbani; Reza Shakoori; Masoume Bagheri-Kahkesh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 141-145

http://dx.doi.org/10.21859/hpr-0104141

Abstract
  Background: Drugs play a strategic role as a health commodity. Thus, the supply chain management of drugs is an important issue to reducing costs and thereby improving patient health. Objective: This study evaluated the status of drug supply chain management and health reform in the pharmaceutical sector ...  Read More

5. The Status of Outsourcing Services in a Specialized Tehran Hospital Using SWOT

Parisa Mehdizadeh; Nooredin Dopeykar; Ezzatollah Gol-Alizadeh; Maryam Yaghoubi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 95-99

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010395

Abstract
  Background: Outsourcing in healthcare is a cost-effective strategy that reduces costs and increases service quality. Managers must attempt to outsource healthcare services using scientific methods. Objective: This study is a strategic analysis of the outsourcing of health services in one specialty and ...  Read More

Original Article
1. Assessing Managers’ Attitudes Toward Health Promoting Hospitals at a Teaching Hospital in Tehran, Iran

Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Esmat Davoudi Monfared; Akbar Nikpajouh; Yaser Nasiri Moghadam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 December 2020

Abstract
  Background: Hospitals are the most important and largest providers of health services in the health system. Objectives: This study aimed to examine hospital managers’ attitudes toward health promotion policies at a teaching hospital in Tehran, Iran. Methods: This research was a descriptive-analytical ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Designing a Management Model for Cooperation between Financial Supporting Organizations and University Hospitals

Mahmud Nayeri; Somayeh Hessam; Amir Ashkan NasiriPour; Katayoun Jahangiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.30491/hpr.2020.242549.1243

Abstract
  Background: One of the most important issues in the health system is to provide the necessary resources to present health services. To increase the role of charities and facilitate public participation in the treatment area, and to develop hospital units, the cooperation between charity organizations ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Highly Educated American Blacks Are Dissatisfied with the U.S. Healthcare System: Color of Discrimination

Shervin Assari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 October 2020

Abstract
  Background: As shown by Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDRs), ethnic minorities show weaker than expected effects of education level on health outcomes. However, this pattern is better demonstrated for health behaviors and health care utilization than satisfaction with care. Additionally, more ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Identifying the Factors Affecting the Management of Addiction Treatment Clinics, a Qualitative Study

Iraj Abdi; Ali Komeili; Leila Riahi; Seyed Jamaledin Tabibi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 October 2020

Abstract
  Background: Due to the expansion of addiction treatment clinics and the costs that these clinics incur on the government and the families of addicts, it is necessary to monitor the performance of these clinics and the need to pay attention to the principles of management, efficiency and effectiveness. ...  Read More

Brief Report
5. Relationship Between Educational Justice and Academic Burnout in Medical Interns

Arash Malakian; Mehdi Sayyah; Kowsar Motamed

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.30491/hpr.2020.259103.1267

Abstract
  Introduction: Poor teaching and lack of proper relations between teacher and student and various other causes affect students' academic burnout. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the relationship between educational justice and academic burnout in medical interns of Ahvaz Jundishapur ...  Read More

Case Report
6. Delayed Neurological Sequelae Following Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Skin Graft: A Case Report

Reza Bidaki; Azadeh Rahavi; Farzaneh Dehghani; Mohamad Ebrahim Ghanei; Najmeh Zaer-Alhosseini; Maryam Khorasani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 November 2020

Abstract
  Introduction: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a prevalent lethal condition. The clinical feature of this type of poisoning varies from headache and nausea to more severe conditions. After recovery from the acute intoxication, neurological or behavioral problems may emerge. In 3%-40% of cases, delayed ...  Read More