Original Article
2. Temporal Series Analysis on Avoidable Mortality for the Assessment of an Intervention Program in a Hospital

Jose L. Alfonso-Sanchez; Belen Alfonso-Landete; Maria Martinez-Martinez

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 2-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2017.02

Abstract
  Background: Avoidable mortality (AM) is one of the most important health indicators (HI) and represents the quality of care in a hospital.Objective: This study measured the efficacy of a training program for a hospital healthcare staff to reduce AM.Methods: This epidemiological study on community intervention ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Predictors of Patient Satisfaction With Quality of Healthcare in University Hospitals in Ghana

Albert Ahenkan; Kofi Aduo-Adjei

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 9-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2017.03

Abstract
  Background: For over 2 decades, Ghana’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has been resolved to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in a cost-effective manner. Strategies have been adopted to enhance client satisfaction with healthcare services and delivery.Objective: The current study examined ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Patient Safety Culture as Viewed by Medical and Diagnostic Staff of Selected Tehran Hospitals, Iran

Majid Sabouri; Farshad Najafipour; Mehran Jariani; Arya Hamedanchi; Parisa Karimi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 15-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2017.04

Abstract
  Background: Today, patient safety is an important issue in providing hospital services. Any failure in this area can cause undesirable consequences. Objective:  The present study evaluated the status of patient safety culture in Educational Hospitals of Tehran, Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional ...  Read More

Case Report
5. Localized Aortic Root Dissection Secondary to Contrast Agent Injection: Feasibility of Conservative Follow-up With Echocardiography

Ahmet Karabulut

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 21-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2017.05

Abstract
  Introduction: Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection (ACD) is a nightmare in interventional cardiology. Although ACD is rarely reported, the real-world prevalence is suspected of being higher due to unreported cases. The right coronary artery (RCA) ostium is involved in the majority of cases, and dissections ...  Read More