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: 2017-14
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Medication Safety, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: SinfoníaRx
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: 2017-11
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: 2017-08
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Health Information Technology (HIT), Outcomes, Policy, Screening
Geographic Location: New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Washington
Implementer: Albuquerque Police Department, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Date: May 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: 2017-05
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Blood Clots, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Long-Term Care, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Organization (PSO), Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Carolinas Rehabilitation Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Date: April 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-01
AHRQ Product(s): CAUTI Toolkit
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Outcomes, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: New Jersey
Implementer: Meadowlands Hospital and iCareQuality
Date: March 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: 2015-26
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Outcomes, Patient Safety, Cost of Care
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Waverly Health Center
Date: September 2015

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