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:

  • EBSCOhost
  • 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.



2015 Q2: Articles Received: 29; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 4; Published: 28; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 26; Accepted: 16; Rejected: 6; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 111; Accepted: 65; Rejected: 34; Published: 72; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 113; Accepted: 68; Rejected: 36; Published: 68; 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.




Acknowledgement to Reviewers

The editors of JHA would like to thank all of the reviewers who made excellent work and great contribution to our journal in 2014. Without the reviewers' professional kowledge, skill and great help, JHA could not achieve such high standards. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and wishes. May joy, peace, and happiness be with you and your entire family always!  
Posted: 2015-01-01
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Vol 4, No 6 (2015)

Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol. 4, No. 6, December 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents

Original Article

Perceptions of health workers regarding the occupational health services rendered at Onandjokwe hospital, Namibia PDF
Amukugo HJ, Amakali K, Sipa K p1
The impact of hospital organization in the ethical act of hospital management PDF
Amélia Rego, Beatriz Araújo, Daniel Serrão p14
Predictors of burnout among physicians and advanced-practice clinicians in central New York PDF
Anthony C. Waddimba, Melinda A. Nieves, Melissa Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins, John J. May p21
Staphylococcus aureus contamination of environmental surfaces and efficacy of alcohol wiping once daily in a hospital with a long-term care facility PDF
Kumiko Maeda, Shigeharu Oie, Hiroyuki Furukawa p31
Investing in compassion: exploring mindfulness as a strategy to enhance interpersonal relationships in healthcare practice PDF
Sandra Moll, Andrea Frolic, Brenda Key p36
Addressing physician quality of life: understanding the relationship between burnout, work engagement, compassion fatigue and satisfaction PDF
Angelina OM Chan, Yiong Huak Chan, Kee Puay Chuang, Joyce SC Ng, Patricia SH Neo p46
Urban-rural difference in patients utilizing the service of telehealthcare PDF
Lichin Chen, Te-Wei Ho, Chih-Yuan Shih, Fong-Ci Lin, Feipei Lai, Jing-Wen Guo, Mei-Hua Zhuang p56
Man versus Machine: the importance of manual blood pressure measurement skills amongst registered nurses PDF
John Unsworth, Guy Tucker, Yvonne Hindmarsh p61
Incident investigations by the regulatory authority of Swedish healthcare – a 20-year perspective PDF
Jonas Wrigstad, Johan Bergström, Pelle Gustafson p68
Surgical instrumentation: the true cost of instrument trays and a potential strategy for optimization PDF
Julie M. Mhlaba, Emily W. Stockert, Martin Coronel, Alexander J. Langerman p82
Occupational Medicine in cardiovascular risk prevention by ergometry and psycho test implementing physical activities in Public Health Institute employees PDF
Lalić Hrvoje p89


Coordination of care in hospitals: a rapid review of the literature PDF
Dominic Madell, Luis Villa, Brooke Hayward, Lyndsay Le Comte p77
The business case for hospital-based Behavioral Screening and Intervention PDF
Richard L Brown p95

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Journal of Hospital Administration

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