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

Original Article
2. Duration of Hospital Stay in Alcohol/Substance Addictions and Psychiatric Disorders: A 12-Year Retrospective Analysis

Bahadir Geniş; Behcet Cosar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 3-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2020.02

Abstract
  Background: Mental disorders are generally a significant reason for increased morbidity. They constitute a serious disease burden. One of the main reasons for this disease burden is long hospitalization periods. Objective: The current study investigated the length of hospital stay and the variables affecting ...  Read More

Original Article
3. 3D-Conformal Radiation Therapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Techniques for Laryngeal Cancer Taking Parotid Glands as Organ at Risk

Dler K. Ismael; Fatiheea F. Hassan

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 10-16

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2020.03

Abstract
  Background: Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) techniques are used for the treatment of patients with laryngeal cancer. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of these 2 treatment techniques on the planning target volume (PTV) ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Combined Effects of Race and Educational Attainment on Physician Visits Over 24 Years in a National Sample of Middle-Aged and Older Americans

Shervin Assari

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 17-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2020.04

Abstract
  Background: The literature on Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDRs) have shown worse than expected health of the members of racial and ethnic minority groups particularly Blacks. Theoretically, this effect can be in part due to weaker effects of educational attainment on preventive care and disease ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Correlation Between Suicide Attempts and a History of Childhood Abuse in Adults Referring to the Toxicity Emergency Units of Yazd City, Iran

Elham Bazdar; Bonnie Bozorg; Fatemeh Ayoobi; Hamid Owliae; Reza Bidaki

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 24-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2020.05

Abstract
  Background: Child abuse is defined as any act or omission which causes physical or psychological harassment and lasting effects on children. Injuries resulting from child abuse are widespread, and this trauma can lead to psychological problems in adulthood. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Impact of Age on Risk Factors and Clinical Manifestations of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Observations From the Coronary Care Unit of Sulaimani, Iraq

Amanj Abubakr Jalal Khaznadar; Rebin Wahid Salh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 28-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2020.06

Abstract
  Background: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI ) are common types of acute coronary syndrome which are associated with the risk factors of age, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Objective: The present study aimed to examine ...  Read More

1. 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

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. 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

4. 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

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