AHRQ Impact Case Studies

AHRQ’s evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. The Agency’s Impact Case Studies highlight these successes, describing the use and impact of AHRQ-funded tools by State and Federal policy makers, health systems, clinicians, academicians, and other professionals. See search tips.


All AHRQ Impact Case Studies, Starting With Most Recent.

Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-22
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination, Costs
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-24
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI), Quality, Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Aurora Health Care
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-23
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Academic Curriculum
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Stony Brook University
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-17
AHRQ Product(s): Emergency Severity Index
Topic(s): Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Women's Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-19
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-18
AHRQ Product(s): Emergency Severity Index, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-21
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: North Shore-LIJ Health System
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-20
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Quality, Hospital Readmissions
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Amery Hospital & Clinic
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-14
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patients, Hospital Discharge
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Northern Westchester Hospital
Date: June 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-16
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: University of California, San Diego
Date: June 2015

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