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: CDOM-13-01
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Virginia
Implementer: Virginia Health Information (VHI)
Date: June 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CDOM-41
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Quality Indicators Learning Institute
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
Date: May 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-09-03
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, Heart Health, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Date: January 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-09-02
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Kids' Inpatient Database, HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Date: January 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-09-01
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Kids' Inpatient Database, HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Date: October 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-08-05
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Pediatrics
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
Date: July 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-08-04
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Quality, Cancer
Geographic Location: Michigan
Implementer: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Date: May 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-08-03
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Mental Health, Pediatrics, Trauma
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: University of Iowa College of Public Health
Date: April 2008