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Professor Cliff Hughes AO is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). He is chair of the Board Accreditation Council for ISQua.  He is Professor, Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Macquarie University.  Formerly a cardiothoracic surgeon he was Chief Executive of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission for ten years and has published widely on cardiothoracic surgery, quality and safety.

He holds an Alumni Award from the University of NSW. He is an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).  In 2014, he graduated from the University of NSW as a Doctor of Science. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons awarded him the Sir Hugh Devine Medal in 2015.

He is a board member of the Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety in Washington DC Advisor WHO Policy Roundtable on Quality in Health Services, a Consultant in Quality and Safety, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.  He is a founding member of ISQua’s  International Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care. 

He is married with three adult children and ten grandchildren. His hobby is railways and he is a “qualified” steam train driver on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, UK.

His clinical passion is patient safety, quality Improvement and the development of clinical leaders.

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 1966 2018

Open Access
File
Delirium
Standard of Care
Patient Care
Ethics
Cost-Benefit Analysis

Quality of health care for children in Australia, 2012-2013

Braithwaite, J., Hibbert, P. D., Jaffe, A., White, L., Cowell, C. T., Harris, M. F., Runciman, W. B., Hallahan, A. R., Wheaton, G., Williams, H. M., Murphy, E., Molloy, C. J., Wiles, L. K., Ramanathan, S., Arnolda, G., Ting, H. P., Hooper, T. D., Szabo, N., Wakefield, J. G., Hughes, C. F. & 9 othersSchmiede, A., Dalton, C., Dalton, S., Holt, J., Donaldson, L., Kelley, E., Lilford, R., Lachman, P. & Muething, S., 20 Mar 2018, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 319, 11, p. 1113-1124 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Quality of Health Care
Medical Records
Tonsillitis
Craniocerebral Trauma
Inpatients

The future of health systems to 2030: a roadmap for global progress and sustainability

Braithwaite, J., Mannion, R., Matsuyama, Y., Shekelle, P. G., Whittaker, S., Al-Adawi, S., Ludlow, K., James, W., Ting, H. P., Herkes, J., McPherson, E., Churruca, K., Lamprell, G., Ellis, L. A., Boyling, C., Warwick, M., Pomare, C., Nicklin, W. & Hughes, C. F., 1 Dec 2018, In : International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 30, 10, p. 823-831 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Delivery of Health Care
Health
Technology
Government Agencies
Preventive Medicine

Accomplishing reform: successful case studies drawn from the health systems of 60 countries

Braithwaite, J., Mannion, R., Matsuyama, Y., Shekelle, P., Whittaker, S., Al-Adawi, S., Ludlow, K., James, W., Ting, H. P., Herkes, J., Ellis, L. A., Churruca, K., Nicklin, W. & Hughes, C., 1 Oct 2017, In : International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 29, 6, p. 880-886 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Health
Intelligence
Qatar
Guinea
Quercus

Australia: Two decades of evolving a patient safety system: an Australian story of reducing harm to deteriorating patients

Braithwaite, J., Hillman, K., Pain, C. & Hughes, C. F., 2017, Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries. Braithwaite, J., Mannion, R., Matsuyama, Y., Shekelle, P., Whittaker, S. & Al-Adawi, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 373-377 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review