Journal of Hospital Administration

Journal of Hospital Administration (ISSN 1927-6990 EISSN 1927-7008) is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Sciedu Press. It is devoted to publishing research papers in the fields of managing practice and research in all branches of hospital administration. JHA welcomes original articles and reviews. It is published in both online and printed versions.

JHA is included in:

  • DOAJ
  • EBSCOhost
  • Gale's Academic Databases
  • Google Scholar
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • ProQuest
  • The Standard Periodical Directory

Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare quality and patient safety
  • Health economics
  • Health policy
  • Health services
  • Clinical ethics
  • Clinical risk
  • Health facilities management
  • Health data management
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Nursing management
  • Clinical department management
  • Out-patient management
  • Inpatient management
  • Health insurance
  • Hospital accreditation
  • Public Health

To facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs, JHA accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission and peer-review system or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given.


Original Articles, Reviews.



2014 Q2: Articles Received: 26; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 8; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 20; Rejected: 5; Published: 18; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 113; Accepted: 68; Rejected: 36; Published: 68; Retracted: 0

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 3; Published: 20; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 7; Published: 13; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 9; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 38; Accepted: 19; Rejected: 17; Published: 18; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300.00 USD).

e) After publication, the corresponding author will receive the printed journal free of charge.

f) E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.




Publication Fees Adjustment Notice (Effective from January 1, 2014)


Effective from January 1, 2014, the publication fee will increase from 200.00USD to 300.00USD. Manuscripts submitted on or after this date will be charged the new rate of 300.00USD per article.

Manuscripts submitted in 2013 can take advantage of the old rate if paid on or before January 31, 2014. All 2013’s manuscripts unpaid by 31 January 2014 will be charged the new rate.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Posted: 2013-09-25 More...

JHA Indexed in DOAJ

Journal of Hospital Administration (JHA) has been indexed in DOAJ, which will benefit both the readers and OA journals.  
Posted: 2013-04-06

Acknowledgements to Reviewers 2012

We would like to express our gratitude to all of the reviewers of Editorial Review Board (ERB) of Journal of Hospital Administration (JHA)  
Posted: 2012-12-27 More...

[JHA] Establishment of ERB

Journal of Hospital Administration has succeeded in its establishment  work of Editorial Review Board.  
Posted: 2012-03-28 More...

JHA recruitment for Editorial Review Board

Journal of Hospital Administration is in the process of orgnazing the international Editorial Review Board.  
Posted: 2011-12-27 More...
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Vol 3, No 5 (2014)

Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2014, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Payment method as a predictor of daily distress experienced by physicians PDF
Juan Nicolás Peña-Sánchez, Rein Lepnurm, David Keegan, Roy T. Dobson, Silvia Bermedo-Carrasco p1
Are educational or quality improvement interventions delivered at the induction or orientation of junior doctors effective? PDF
Luke McMenamin, Natalie Blencowe, Damian Roland p14
Medicare spending, managed care and pre-Medicare insurance coverage and associated risks of mortality, deterioration of self-rated health and mental health after four years of Medicare coverage PDF
Yi-Sheng Chao p20
Pre-diagnostic management of patients suspicious of deep vein thrombosis PDF
Frans Santosa, Andreas Raming, Christian Moerchel, Knut Kröger p34
Shift-to-shift handoff: A comparison between two methods of conveying essential information in a University Hospital in North-eastern Italy PDF
Rosanna Quattrin, Laura Calligaris, Carla Londero, Enrico Zalateu, Silvio Brusaferro p39
Guide to cost benefit analysis of community-based interventions PDF
Sanni Yaya, Xiaonan Li p47
Building a high quality medical data architecture for multiple uses in an integrated health care environment PDF
Frank Boterenbrood, Irene Krediet, William Goossen p55
The evaluation of a communication tool within an acute healthcare organization PDF
Kim Sears, Shannon T. Lewis, Mary Dee M. Craddock, Brandi R. Flowers, Lesley C. Bovie p79
Historicity and historiography of being-a-nursing- student in the construction of care in Heidegger PDF
Silvana Silveira Kempfer, Telma Elisa Carraro, Marta Lenise do Prado p88
Second victims, organizational resilience and the role of hospital administration PDF
Chiara Margherita Santomauro, Cor J Kalkman, Sidney Dekker p95
From surviving to community benefit: A proposed rural health services research agenda PDF
Asa B. Wilson, Bernard J. Kerr, Nathaniel Bastian, Lawrence V. Fulton p104
Generational differences in nurses’ characteristics, job satisfaction, quality of work life, and psychological empowerment PDF
Amy Sparks Coburn, Samantha J. Hall p124
Impact of team building using a novel technique (planned experimentation) to standardize endotracheal tube taping practice in the NICU PDF
John Chuo, Saima Aftab, Lauren Heimall, Leane Soorikian, Lloyd Provost, Anne Ades p135
The impact of hospital settings on the mood status of family care givers PDF
Syed Muhammad Mustahsan, Rehan Shamim, Mustafa Mushtaq, Khalil Farooque, Rabeeya Razzaque, Syed Faizan Hasnain, Syeda Sara Fatima, Amber Batool p144
Pattern of antimalaria treatment and risk factors for torsades de pointes in admitted heart failure patients in Lagos-Nigeria PDF
Janet N. Ajuluchukwu, Emmanuel N. Anyika, Christiana A. Boyle p161
Healthcare employees’ work-related victimization and use of preventive measures PDF
Gordon L. Gillespie, Bonnie S. Fisher p170
United States physician communication on cost of cancer care under the affordable health care act PDF
Laura L. Tenner, Aaron E. Carroll, Paul R. Helft p182


Factors associated with high Cesarean deliveries in China and Brazil - A Call for reducing elective surgeries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage PDF
Xiaohui Hou, Noor Sabah Rakhshani, Roberto Iunes p67
You have to be joking: Are communities loosing respect for health and safety policy, programs and systems? PDF
Nicholas Oughton p115
Can patients reliably identify safe, high quality care? PDF
Sarah E. Tevis, Ryan K. Schmocker, Gregory D. Kennedy p150

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