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: 2017-12
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy, Medical Liability
Geographic Location: District of Columbia, Maryland
Implementer: MedStar Health
Date: September 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-14
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: District of Columbia
Implementer: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CP3-69
AHRQ Product(s): Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Prevention
Geographic Location: District of Columbia, Maryland
Implementer: Spanish Catholic Center
Date: September 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CP3-16
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Disaster Drills Evaluation Tool, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Webcast
Topic(s): Emergency Preparedness
Geographic Location: District of Columbia, Maryland
Implementer: Suburban Hospital
Date: October 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuiPS-06-04
AHRQ Product(s): National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)
Topic(s): Disparities
Geographic Location: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington
Implementer: Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute
Date: February 2006
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-05-01
AHRQ Product(s): Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: District of Columbia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Implementer: Anthem of Virginia
Date: July 2004