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.

Tell us how you're using our research or tools using these AHRQ Impact Case Studies criteria or contact us at ImpactCaseStudies@ahrq.hhs.gov.


All AHRQ Impact Case Studies, Starting With Most Recent.

Impact Case Study Identifier: 2018-05
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Medication Safety, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Prevention, Drugs, Pharmacy
Geographic Location: Connecticut
Implementer: Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Date: August 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2018-04
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Care Costs, Health Care Quality, Medical Errors, Outcomes, Patient Experience, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Nebraska
Implementer: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Date: July 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2018-03
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Health Care Quality, Health Care Costs, Patient Safety, Prevention
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Saint Anthony Hospital
Date: June 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2018-02
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Cost of Care, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Quality
Geographic Location: Connecticut
Implementer: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Date: May 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2018-01
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Costs, Health Care Quality, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Prevention
Geographic Location: Mississippi
Implementer: Anderson Regional Medical Center
Date: April 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-17
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy
Geographic Location: Delaware, Pennsylvania
Implementer: Christiana Care Health System
Date: April 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-18
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS
Topic(s): Access to Care, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Patient Experience, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Date: April 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-16
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Care Coordination, Emergency Department, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality, Women's Health
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Kaiser Permanente–Northern California Region
Date: March 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-15
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS
Topic(s): Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Patient Experience
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: AltaMed Health Services
Date: March 2018
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-13
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy, Medical Liability
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: BETA Healthcare Group
Date: November 2017

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