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: 2016-03
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT), Publications
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Date: May 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-05
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Medicaid
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Blue Shield of California Foundation
Date: May 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-33
AHRQ Product(s): CRE Toolkit, Publications
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: University of Louisville Hospital
Date: December 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-31
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Pediatrics, Prevention, Primary Care
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: University of Texas Medical Branch
Date: November 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-13
AHRQ Product(s): ESRD Toolkit, Publications
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety, Kidney Disease
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Purity Dialysis Center
Date: June 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-13-08
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Cornell University
Date: November 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQUIPS-13-11
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Pharmaceuticals
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Einstein Medical Center
Date: June 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: OCKT-07-01
AHRQ Product(s): Publications, Research Activities
Topic(s): Outcomes
Geographic Location: Minnesota
Implementer: Medical Benefits Alternatives
Date: June 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: OCKT-05-02
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Methodist Hospital in Southern California
Date: September 2004
Impact Case Study Identifier: OCKT-05-01
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: SummaCare, Inc.
Date: August 2004