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: 2017-13
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy, Medical Liability
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: BETA Healthcare Group
Date: November 2017
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: 2016-20
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy, Medical Liability
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: February 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-06
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Primary Care, Prevention
Geographic Location: California, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington
Implementer: American Cancer Society
Date: July 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: 2015-22
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination, Costs
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-16
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: University of California, San Diego
Date: June 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-15
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Discharge, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Sutter Health's Center for Integrated Care
Date: June 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-12
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Care Coordination, Costs, Hospital Readmissions
Geographic Location: California, Texas
Implementer: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System
Date: May 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-22
AHRQ Product(s): Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prescription Drugs, Disparities
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: The Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN)
Date: November 2014

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