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

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, Autumn 2019 

Original Article

2. The Epidemiology, Therapeutic Patterns, Outcome, and Challenges in Managing Septic Shock in a Sub-Saharan African Intensive Care Unit: A Cross-Sectional Study

Pages 117-121

10.15171/hpr.2019.24

Junette Arlette Metogo Mbengono; Joël Noutakdie Tochie; Ferdinand Ndom Ntock; Yves Bertrand Nzoaungo; Stephane Kona; Glwadys Ngono Ateba; Cassandra Tocko; Aminata Colibaly; Gérard Beyiha; Jacqueline Ze Minkande


5. Effect of Active Dynamic Versus Passive Static Stretching on Hamstring Muscle Tightness in Healthy Female Students: A Randomized Trial Study

Pages 134-138

10.15171/hpr.2019.27

Mojtaba Heshmatipour; Azam Esfandiari; Maryam Kazemi Naeini; Mehdi Raei; Omolbanin Firoozpur; Neda Shariatinia; Kiavash Hushmandi


Case Report

6. A Self-inflicted Hot Oil Burn in a Male With a Major Psychiatric Disorder: A Case Report

Pages 139-141

10.15171/hpr.2019.28

Zahra Ismaili Shahroudi Moqaddam; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani


Letter to Editor

7. Smart Hospitals Need Smart Managers

Pages 142-143

10.15171/hpr.2019.29

Mohammadkarim Bahadori; Khalil Alimohammmadzadeh; Ramin Ravangard