Mini Review
1. The Position of E-Health in Reshaping Doctor/Patient Communications

Ahmad Salimzadeh; Alireza Jalali-Farahani; Mohammadjavad Alishiri; Gholam Hossein Alishiri; Ali Ayoubian

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 39-41

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010239

Abstract
  Accessibility to all levels of information technology has experienced rapid progress in recent years, particularly in the health sector. Rapid penetration into this technology has led to changes in lifestyles and changes in the working procedures of institutions. In 2014, the number of Internet users ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Routine Offered Protocol is not reliable for Thrombophlebitis Prevention

Habib Yaribeygi; Mohammad Javad Hosseini; Hamid Rokhsarizadeh; Gholam Hossein Meftahi; Mahmoud Salesi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 43-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010241

Abstract
  Background: Intravenous catheterization is a routine technique in medical centers which can cause diverse problems such as thrombophlebitis. Objective: This study aimed to resolve replacement scheduling and proper cannula diameter and position issues for intravenous catheters. Methods: In this 2015 experimental ...  Read More

Original Article
3. 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

Original Article
4. Determining Factors Influencing Length of Stay and Predicting Length of Stay Using Data Mining in the General Surgery Department

Samaneh Aghajani; Mehrdad Kargari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 53-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010251

Abstract
  Background: Length of stay is one of the most important indicators in assessing hospital performance. A shorter stay can reduce the costs per discharge and shift care from inpatient to less expensive post-acute settings. It can lead to a greater readmission rate, better resource management, and more ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Relationship between Person-Organization Fit and Performance Indices of Public Hospitals Affiliated with Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in Iran

Zahra Taghvaei-Keshtkar; Leila Riahi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 59-62

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010257

Abstract
  Background: Person-organization fit is an effective factor for recruiting, selection, and retention of human resources in organizations. Objective: This study examined the correlation between person-organization fit and performance indicators used in healthcare in the hospitals affiliated with Qazvin ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Relationship between Quality of Work Life of Medical Staff and Quality of Patient Care

Amjad Mohammadi-Bolbanabad; Barzan Shirkhani; Samira Mohammadi; Heshmatollah Asadi; Abas Aghaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 63-65

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010261

Abstract
  Background: Nowadays, quality of patient care is one of the major and important concerns of health care delivery which is extremely dependent on the medical staff. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Quality of Work Life (QWL) and quality of patient care. ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Patient Safety Behavior in Physicians: How is it Predicted?

Maryam Yaghoubi; Marzieh Javadi; Saied Karimi; Elham Ehsani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 67-71

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010265

Abstract
  Background: Patient safety is a serious global public health issue. Estimates show that every day many patients are harmed while receiving hospital care. Health care staff plays a key role in providing quality and safe patient care, especially physicians who are main members of the medical team and a ...  Read More

Case Report
8. An Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patient Treated With Homeopathy: A Case Report

Belinda Gousta; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 73-75

http://dx.doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010271

Abstract
  Introduction: Homeopathy can be applied to treat various diseases and conditions such as cancer, allergy, mood disorders, headache and pain. This case showed that homeopathic medicine can be a treatment modality for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an autoimmune-mediated hematologic disorder. ...  Read More