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: 2015-13
AHRQ Product(s): ESRD Toolkit, Publications
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety, Kidney Disease
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Purity Dialysis Center
Date: June 2015
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: 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: 2015-10
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Loyola University Chicago
Date: May 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-11
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, MATCH Toolkit, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Date: May 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-08
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: The Center for Health Literacy Promotion (CHLP)
Date: April 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
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-06
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
Date: April 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-02
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Chronic Care, Disparities
Geographic Location: International
Implementer: Grupo Saned
Date: March 2015

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