Scoring and Results

Download iconDownload the 2016 Scoring Algorithms (updated October 6, 2016)


The scoring algorithms document contains important information about how your responses to each section of the survey are scored and publicly reported. The document includes cut-points for process and outcome measures, as well as scoring details and criteria for each of Leapfrog's performance categories (i.e. Fully Meets the Standard, Substantial Progress, Some Progress, Willing to Report, etc.).

Change Summary for Section 7 Managing Serious Errors issued October 6, 2016: Standard population rates for Level II/III and Level III NICUs were updated to align with the CDC/NHSN for the purposes of calculating the CLABSI standardized infection ratio (SIR). These rates continue to be based on the national NHSN 2006-2008 data published in the NHSN December 2009 report. More information about the updates can be found on pages 20-21 of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Scoring Algorithms document posted above. In addition, the SIR calculator below as been updated with the new Level II/III and Level III NICU standard population rates.

Other Scoring Materials

The following documents and scoring tools provide additional information about how your responses are scored and publicly reported. 

Section Materials

Section 2

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

Section 3

Evidence-Based Hospital Referral

Section 7

Managing Serious Errors


Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results

Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results are first published on July 25th and are refreshed within the first 5 business days of each month to reflect surveys submitted or re-submitted between June 30th and December 31st, and previously submitted surveys that are corrected by January 31st.  Survey Results are frozen from February to July 25th.

2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results will be available on July 25, 2016.  To be included in the first release of our results, please submit your survey by June 30, 2016.  See deadlines for more information.

2016 Survey Results

Results from the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey are currently available.

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