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.

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Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-16
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Vanderbilt University Hospital
Date: November 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-17
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Network (PSNet), WebM&M
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention, Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Maine
Implementer: University of Southern Maine
Date: November 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-14
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Sinai Health System
Date: October 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-15
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: International, New Zealand
Implementer: New Zealand Ministry of Health; Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand
Date: October 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-12
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Data, Costs, Primary Care
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Harvard Medical School
Date: September 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-13
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: International, Sudan
Implementer: Omdurman Teaching Hospital; National Ribat University Hospital
Date: September 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Australia
Implementer: Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services
Date: August 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-10
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Virginia
Implementer: Carilion Clinic
Date: August 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-11
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Porter Adventist Hospital
Date: August 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-09
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort George C. Meade
Date: August 2016

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