The 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1 to December 31.
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 care they deliver.
Proposed Changes for the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey
The Leapfrog Group has published the Proposed Changes for the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Stakeholders are invited to submit public comments until December 14, 2018.
2018 Survey Deadlines
As a reminder, December 31 is the Last Submission Deadline for the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and CPOE Evaluation Tool. No new Surveys, new Survey sections, or CPOE Evaluation Tool tests can be submitted after this deadline.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2017, nearly 1,950 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
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.
Leapfrog's Rating Programs
Leapfrog rates hospitals through its two main initiatives: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. If you receive hospital communications from Leapfrog, you may have seen information on both of these programs, perhaps even around the same time.
The infographic at right is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
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 $250. 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.