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: 2017-02
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: 2015-09
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Outcomes, Pharmacy, Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Banner Desert Medical Center
Date: May 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-05-06
AHRQ Product(s): CERTs
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Adverse Drug Events (ADE)
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: American Pharmacy Services Corporation
Date: August 2005