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: 2017-11
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Hospital-Related VTE Guide
Topic(s): Blood Clots, Hospital Readmissions, Patient Safety, Outcomes, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Arizona, California, Nevada
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: August 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-07
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Emergency Department, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Banner Payson Regional Medical Center
Date: May 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-09
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Outcomes, Pharmacy, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Banner Desert Medical Center
Date: May 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-05
AHRQ Product(s): National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Consumer Health, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Date: March 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-100
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Women's Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Date: May 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-OCKT-29
AHRQ Product(s): Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy, Disparities
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: State of Arizona
Date: January 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-08-03
AHRQ Product(s): HISPC
Topic(s): Policy, Quality
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: State of Arizona
Date: October 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-07-06
AHRQ Product(s): Chest Tube DVD
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Date: August 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-06-02
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Inpatient Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming
Implementer: Banner Health
Date: November 2005