The 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1st to December 31st.
The annual survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures that are of specific interest to health care purchasers and consumers. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the safety, quality, and efficiency of the care they deliver.
Change Summary Issued
On October 6th, Leapfrog updated the standard population rates for Level II/III and Level III NICUs used in calculating the CLABSI standardized infection ratio (SIR) to align with the CDC/NHSN and re-calculated SIRs for all hospitals with a Level II/III or Level III NICU. Updated CLABSI SIRs are currently posted.
Diagnostic Error Town Hall Call
Leapfrog hosted a special Town Hall Call on Diagnostic Error for the hospital quality community on July 25th. Drs. David Newman-Toker and Mark Graber discussed monitoring diagnostic error and key actions that progressive hospitals are taking to reduce diagnostic errors.
Alignment with Other National Programs
Many of the measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in use by other national agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission. To further reduce the burden of reporting to the survey, applicable registry measures from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Vermont Oxford Network are also included.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2015, a record 1,750 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This year, Leapfrog is launching a new survey platform to improve the user experience. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Survey Users Group is designed for hospitals that would like a more interactive approach to understanding the survey, measure specifications, and scoring algorithms. The Users Group meets monthly from March to December for an annual fee of $150. These monthly technical assistance calls are provided in addition to Leapfrog’s Survey Help Desk which continues to provide free technical assistance to all hospitals.