Reports on Hospital Performance

Each year, The Leapfrog Group asks every adult and free-standing pediatric general acute-care hospital in the U.S. to voluntarily complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

The Leapfrog Group’s standards are updated annually to reflect the latest science and are designed to drive better outcomes for patients. Results are publicly reported by individual bricks-and-mortar hospital. Leapfrog uses the survey data to track and share hospitals’ progress on key issues of safety and quality. 

To present data on aggregate hospital performance on the Survey, Leapfrog has partnered with Castlight Health, an industry leader in providing tools to aid consumers in their health care decision-making. Explore our 2016 Report Series:


Castlight Report Infections  

Health Care-Associated Infections

People expect a hospital to make them healthier. Unfortunately, some patients acquire an infection in the hospital that leaves them sicker than when they arrived. Every day, one out of 25 patients in U.S. hospitals contracts a health care-associated infection. These patients may experience longer hospital stays, significant discomfort, and even death.... READ MORE >

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Castlight Report Medication Safety  

Preventing Medication Errors in Hospitals

When it comes to medication errors, one decimal point could mean the difference between life and death. Entering in a wrong dose could result in a patient receiving ten times the recommended amount of a drug. Equally dangerous, an unrecorded medication allergy could result in a deadly drug reaction... READ MORE >

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Maternity Care

Giving birth marks one of life’s most important milestones for many women and families. For privately insured women ages 19-44, maternity care accounts for the majority of all hospitalizations. Despite the significance of this area of care, there is substantial evidence that U.S. hospitals overuse medical... READ MORE >

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Castlight Report Never Events  

Never Events

Some mistakes in the hospital are so egregious that they are referred to as “Never Events.” These errors include surgery performed on the wrong part of the body or the wrong patient, objects left inside a patient after surgery, deaths from medication errors, and death or serious injury from a fall... READ MORE >

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Castlight Report ICU Physician Staffing  

ICU Physician Staffing

The sickest patients in hospitals are often cared for in intensive care units (ICUs). These units deliver specialized medical care such as mechanical ventilation and invasive cardiac monitoring. Research has shown that when ICU patients are cared for by physicians who are specially trained... READ MORE >

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