How Results Are Used

The Leapfrog ASC Survey was first launched on April 1, 2019. In October 2019, Leapfrog released its first report summarizing trends on the safety and quality of care for same-day surgical services nationwide. This report features aggregate national data from the 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey and the Outpatient Procedures section of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Download the report here.

In September 2020​, Leapfrog began scoring responses and publicly reporting Survey Results by facility on our public reporting website. In addition, Leapfrog publicly reports Survey Results from the Outpatient Procedures section of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. These new Survey Results allow participating facilities, consumers, payers, purchasers, and others to compare the safety and quality of these two care settings (ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments) using a comparable and standardized set of national patient safety and quality measures. 

In 2021, The Leapfrog Group announced its first ever Top Ambulatory Surgery Center awards, modeled after the Leapfrog Top Hospital award. Top ASCs were acknowledged in a national press release and participated in a virtual awards ceremony. To be eligible for a 2022 Top ASC Award, ASCs must submit a Leapfrog ASC Survey by August 31.

Leapfrog ASC Survey Results may also be featured by various print and digital media outlets, such as in news stories and articles. Learn more about how our current hospital ratings are used by employers, purchasers, and others. 

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