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.

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: 2016-13
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: 2015-28
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Prevention, Health Information Technology (HIT)
Geographic Location: United States of America, International
Implementer: DynaMed
Date: October 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-02
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Chronic Care, Disparities
Geographic Location: International
Implementer: Grupo Saned
Date: March 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-06
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Geographic Location: International
Implementer: Partners in Health
Date: March 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-65
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Chronic Care: Breathing Conditions, Heart Health, Cancer
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: DynaMed
Date: June 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: CFACT-10-05
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Policy
Geographic Location: International
Implementer: Institute for Health Economics and Policy
Date: October 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-07-10
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: International
Implementer: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Date: August 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-07-03
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Department of Defense
Date: May 2007