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: 2014-09
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators
Topic(s): Data, Quality
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Methodist Hospital Health System
Date: June 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-10-02
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: United Kingdom
Implementer: Imperial College London
Date: October 2010
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: Multi-Center-08-02 (CDOM, CP3)
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Policy, Quality, Prevention
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Humana, Inc.
Date: July 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: Multi-Center-08-01 (CDOM, CQuIPS)
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), WebM&M
Topic(s): Quality, Blood Thinners
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Premier Inc.
Date: June 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-06-01
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Canada
Implementer: Canadian Institute for Health Information
Date: November 2005