Making the choice on safety.
We created the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade so you can see how well your hospital protects its patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Using the simple letter grade system, you can find out:
- How well does my hospital prevent infections and encourage handwashing?
- Does my hospital value patient safety by supporting strong health care teams?
- Are there policies in place for preventing errors?
Over 2,600 hospitals are issued a Safety Grade twice per year.
Unique information that matters to you.
Completed by almost 2,000 hospitals annually, the flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects safety, quality, and resource use information you can’t find anywhere else. We report on the issues that matter to patients and purchasers—from maternity care and surgical outcomes, to handwashing policies and nursing standards.
Every year, hospitals across the country demonstrate their commitment to transparency and quality improvement through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Are you a hospital interested in completing the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey? Start now.
The rigorous standards that drive us.
We hold the Leapfrog Hospital Survey to the highest standards of validity and reliability. Every measure is continually reviewed by volunteer expert panels, and we employ an intensive desk review and data verification process to ensure the integrity of our data.
Empowering patients and purchasers to act on quality.
National and regional health plans use Leapfrog hospital results to power decision-support tools for their members, and regional coalitions use the data to activate their communities around safety and quality. Survey results are also used in the calculation of Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, and as the basis for value-based purchasing strategies.