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.
Leapfrog In-Person Orientation and Training
The Leapfrog Group is hosting its second in-person orientation and training with DHG Healthcare on November 5 and 6 in Chicago, IL. This event is designed for hospitals and ambulatory surgery center quality leaders who want to further their knowledge of our ratings' programs and network with their peers from across the country.
In-Person Orientation and Training
Leapfrog, in collaboration with DHG Healthcare, invites patient safety and quality leaders from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to a day and a half, in-person event in Chicago, IL on November 5 and 6. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of Leapfrog's Hospital Survey and Hospital Safety Grade programs, as well as our new Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network and learn from their peers from across the country.
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.