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: 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: 2016-04
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC
Date: May 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-02
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Novant Health
Date: April 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-01
AHRQ Product(s): CAUTI Toolkit, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: CaroMont Regional Medical Center
Date: March 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-40
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Primary Care, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Georgia
Implementer: Georgia Southern University
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-37
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: San Antonio Military Medical Center
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-39
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Consumer Reports
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-38
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-35
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: New Hampshire
Implementer: Exeter Hospital
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-36
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: University of Texas Southwestern
Date: January 2016

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