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: 2017-10
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: 2017-05
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: 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: 2016-14
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Sinai Health System
Date: October 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-07
AHRQ Product(s): CAUTI Toolkit, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health Care Quality, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Geographic Location: South Carolina
Implementer: Medical University of South Carolina
Date: July 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-33
AHRQ Product(s): CRE Toolkit, Publications
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: University of Louisville Hospital
Date: December 2015
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: 2015-26
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
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

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