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: 2017-11
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: 2017-10
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Costs, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Hospital Readmissions, Medical Errors, Medication Safety, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: NorthCrest Medical Center
Date: June 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-06
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Care Coordination, Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Mental Health, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Date: May 2017
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: 2016-05
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: 2015-27
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Wisconsin Hospital Association
Date: September 2015
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: 2015-20
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Quality, Hospital Readmissions
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Amery Hospital & Clinic
Date: July 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: 2015-07
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospital Readmissions, Chronic Care: Management
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: Memorial Hospital
Date: April 2015

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