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: 2017-02
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Patient Safety Organization (PSO), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Costs, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Health Care Quality, Hospital Readmissions, Patient Safety, Prevention and Care Management, Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Tennessee Hospital Association
Date: March 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-18
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health IT, Health Care Quality, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Idaho, Utah
Implementer: Intermountain Healthcare
Date: December 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Australia
Implementer: Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services
Date: August 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-32
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Prevention and Care Management, Chronic Care: Management, Long-Term Care, Pressure Ulcers
Geographic Location: Virginia
Implementer: VHQC
Date: December 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-25
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Yuma District Hospital and Clinics
Date: September 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-24
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Quality, Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Aurora Health Care
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-16
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management, Heart Failure, Prevention, Patient-Centered Medical Home
Geographic Location: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Novant Health
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center
Date: June 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-07
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Minnesota
Implementer: Mayo Clinic Transplant Center
Date: June 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-14-01
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Date: January 2014

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