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: 2015-15
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Consumer Health, Hospital Discharge, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Sutter Health's Center for Integrated Care
Date: June 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-05
AHRQ Product(s): National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Consumer Health, Prevention, Disparities
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Date: March 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-13-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Consumer Health, Aging
Geographic Location: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas
Implementer: National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Date: April 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CFACT-12-01
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Business, Consumer Health, Costs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: GE
Date: August 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-104
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Tools for Business Project
Topic(s): Consumer Health
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Niagara Health Quality Coalition
Date: July 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-88
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Tools for Business Project
Topic(s): Consumer Health
Geographic Location: Minnesota
Implementer: StayWell Health Management
Date: January 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-11-01
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS
Topic(s): Quality, Consumer Health
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: The Hospital Quality Alliance
Date: January 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: Multi-Center-10-02
AHRQ Product(s): Chartered Value Exchange Learning Network, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Consumer Health
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: New York Quality Alliance
Date: March 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: OCKT-09-01
AHRQ Product(s): Navigating the Health Care System, Research
Topic(s): Consumer Health
Geographic Location: Washington
Implementer: Local Health Guide, Seattle
Date: March 2009