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-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: CDOM-07-08
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Canada
Implementer: The Fraser Institute
Date: May 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-07-09
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Policy, Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
Date: May 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-06-08
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Date: August 2006
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-06-03
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)
Date: November 2005
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-05-03
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Date: August 2005
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-05-02
AHRQ Product(s): CMS Pilot, HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Premier, Inc.
Date: August 2005
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-05-04
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Quality Indicator, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: VHA, Inc.
Date: August 2005