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: 2017-05
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: 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: 2014-17
AHRQ Product(s): Care Coordination Measures Atlas
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Long-Term Care, Aging, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV)
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-15
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Long-Term Care, Heart Failure, Patient Satisfaction
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: Euclid Hospital
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-12-08
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Long-Term Care
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Date: July 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-12-01
AHRQ Product(s): Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Long-Term Care
Geographic Location: Georgia
Implementer: Alliant/GMFC
Date: January 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-12-02
AHRQ Product(s): On-Time Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care
Topic(s): Long-Term Care
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home
Date: January 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-12-01
AHRQ Product(s): On-Time Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care
Topic(s): Long-Term Care
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: St. Barnabas Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Center
Date: January 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-11-01
AHRQ Product(s): On-Time Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care
Topic(s): Long-Term Care
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Date: May 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-09-04
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prescription Drugs, Long-Term Care, Mental Health, Guidelines, Disparities
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: American College of Physicians
Date: May 2009

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