Hospital Practices and Research (HPR) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal published quarterly by the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences. 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.


Note: There are no submission fees or article processing charges for authors.


Frequency: 4 Issues Per Year

Case Series
Characteristics and Outcomes of Japanese Encephalitis in the Northeast State of India: A Retrospective Case Series Study

Mamidi Niveditha; Ruby Kasana; Krishna Undela

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 234-240

  Background: Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a serious public health issue in an Asian region, causing high mortality and disability rates across all age groups.Objectives: The current study aims to examine the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatment patterns, and discharge outcomes of ...  Read More

Original Article
Epidemiological Study of Skin Diseases in Patients Referred to the Skin Clinic of Baqiyatallah Hospital during 2016 and 2017

Hamideh Molaei; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Esmat Davoudi-Monfared; Masoud Nemati

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 241-244

  Background: Investigating the frequency pattern and types of skin diseases is considered to be extremely important in order to improve the diagnosis process and patients' conditions.Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological pattern of skin diseases in patients referred ...  Read More

Original Article
The Mediating Role of Mental Toughness in the Relationship between Meta-Emotion and Co-Rumination with Health Anxiety in Hospital Nurses

Mozaffar Ghaffari; Ahmad Esmali; Reza Mohammadi; Mahtab Aligolipour; Zahra Ramazani Alalani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 245-252

  Background: Hospital nurses are more exposed to health anxiety due to close contact with patients.Objectives: This study aimed to determine the mediating role of mental toughness in the relationship between meta-emotion and co-rumination with nurses' health anxiety.Methods: The research method was structural ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating the Acceptance of the Internet of Things based on the Grounded Theory Approach for Taking Care of Patients at Home (A Case Study of War Veterans)

Sajedeh Jafaripour; Mohebali Rahdar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 253-259

  Background: The Internet of Things (IoT) for patient care at home, which means that instead of going to the hospital and spending a lot of time and money, patients' clinical data can be viewed remotely and the data can be processed and then sent to the doctor.Objectives: The use of any new technology ...  Read More

Original Article
Presenting a Redefined Model of the Spatial Pattern of Therapeutic Uses in Megacities at the time of the Emergence of a Pandemic Disease with a Resilience Approach

Hamidreza Reza Asgari; Zohra Daudpour; Vahid Bigdali; Bahare Mojarabi Kermani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 260-269

  Background: In recent decades, some countries have experienced imbalanced and rapid development of physical spaces, leading to negative social, economic, and physical consequences. The trend towards urbanization, combined with recent disease outbreaks, has put a strain on healthcare services in large ...  Read More

Review Article
Biological and Immunological Aspects of Emerging and Re-emerging Avian Influenza and Ebola Diseases

Nader Nezamdoost Shadbad; Shabnam Bahrami; Seyed Mohammad Razdar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 270-279

  The countries located in west Asia and other parts of Asia are positioned in important and strategic areas due to specific political and geopolitical conditions. These countries have faced various military and political threats, and it is crucial for them to strengthen their ability to foresee, prevent, ...  Read More

Case Report
Shattered Kidney: A Fallout of Armed Banditry Managed at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital

Abdullahi Khalid; Ibrahim Umar Abubakar; Ahmed Mohammed Umar; Abubakar Sadiq Muhammad; Ngwobia Peter Agwu; Abdullah Abdulwahab-Ahmed

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2023, Pages 280-283

  Background: Abdominal trauma whether blunt or penetrating is a harbinger of the possibility of genitourinary injuries. The kidney is an organ frequently injured when there is a genitourinary injury. The menace of armed banditry has led to the increased presentation of life-threatening organ system injuries ...  Read More

Ethical Issues in COVID-19 Pandemic

Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Foroozan Fares; Zahra Ismaili Shahroudi Moqaddam

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 126-133

  The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) is the most current life-threating disease that affect health and economic sectors in the world. This pandemic raises weighty and urgent ethical issues that affected patients, health care provider and health care systems. Based on medical ethics textbooks, ...  Read More

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 , May 2016, , Pages 47-52

  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

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

Belinda Gousta; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani

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

  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

The Future of Healthcare Facilities: How Technology and Medical Advances May Shape Hospitals of the Future

Mohsen Vatandoost; Sanaz Litkouhi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2019, , Pages 1-11

  In this review article, we aim to depict how healthcare facilities may look in the near future from an architectural design point of view. For this purpose, we review newly introduced technology and medical advances in the field of healthcare, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotic surgery, 3D ...  Read More

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 , August 2016, , Pages 83-86

  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