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: 2017-12
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: 2017-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Health Care Quality, Outcomes, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Library Association; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Date: April 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: 2014-10
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Hospital Discharge, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Carroll Hospital Center
Date: August 2014