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: 2017-14
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Medication Safety, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: SinfoníaRx
Date: November 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-05
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Blood Clots, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Long-Term Care, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Organization (PSO), Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Carolinas Rehabilitation Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Date: April 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-39
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Consumer Reports
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-38
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-17
AHRQ Product(s): Emergency Severity Index
Topic(s): Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Women's Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-08
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: The Center for Health Literacy Promotion (CHLP)
Date: April 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-12
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Date: December 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-13-05
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS)
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Date: July 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-07
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Chronic Care, Telehealth, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Department of Veterans Affairs
Date: May 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-02
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Chronic Care, Aging
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)
Date: December 2012

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