Associate Professor
Phone

(414) 288-0658
Ronda.Hughes@marquette.edu

READI Study

Specialization / Certification
Health Services Research, Health Care Policy, Patient Safety

Highest Degree
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My program of research has focused on the organization of healthcare institutions and systems of care, and how that affects the work environment, the quality and safety of patient care, and patient outcomes. Early work focused on national policy regarding underserved populations, patient safety and quality improvement, and end-of-life care. Several recent investigations are describing the impact of nurse staffing levels on the quality of care; others are examining the working conditions and work environment effects on quality improvement processes and patient safety.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications
(Selected from 21 publications)

Lacey, S. R., Kilgore, M., Yun, H., Hughes, R., Allison, J. Cox, S. Secondary Analysis of Merged American Hospital Association (AHA) data and US Census Data: Beginning to Understanding the Supply-Demand Chain in Pediatric Inpatient Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2008 June; 23(3):161-168.

Lorenz KA, Lynn J, Dy SM, Shugarman LR, Wilkinson A, Mularski RA, Morton SC, Hughes RG, Hilton LK, Maglione M, Rhodes SL, Rolon C, Sun VC, Shekelle PG. Evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008; 148(2):147-159.

Hughes, R.G. Nurses at the Sharp End. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Henricksen, K., Dayton, E., Keyes, M.A., Carayon, P., Hughes, R.G. A human factors framework. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Benner, P.E., Hughes, R.G., Sutphen, M. Clinical reasoning, decision-making and action: thinking critically and clinically. In Hughes R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Steinwachs, D.M., Hughes, R.G. Health services research: scope and significance. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Phillips, S., Hughes, R.G., Savitz, L. Synergistic Opportunity to Connect Quality Improvement and Emergency Preparedness. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Stone, P.W., Hughes, R.G., Dailey, M. Creating a safe and high quality health care environment: evidence on organizational climate, patient safety, job satisfaction, and employee turnover. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Reiling, J.G., Hughes, R.G., Murphy, M.R. The built environment and physical design. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Wolf, Z.R., Hughes, R.G. Error reporting and error disclosure. In Hughes R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Mulloy, D., Hughes, R.G. Wrong site surgery. In Hughes R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Hughes, R.G., Blegen, M. Medication administration safety. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Hughes, R.G. Quality methods, benchmarking and measuring performance. In Hughes, R.G., (ed). Patient Safety and Quality: an Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses. AHRQ, 2008.

Hughes, R.G. & Lacey, S.R. Reducing pediatric medication errors. The Joint Commission, 2007.

Hughes, R.G.  Current and Emerging Issues in Health Care. Editor: Patricia Kelly. In, Nursing Leadership & Management, 2nd Edition. 2007.


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