Data Users

Unique, Purchaser-Driven, and Unavailable Elsewhere

The Leapfrog Group is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency–collecting, analyzing and disseminating one-of-a-kind hospital data to inform better health care decisions and value-based purchasing. Leapfrog data is licensed for use by national and regional health plans, vendors offering transparency tools to employers and consumers, and researchers.

Hospital Entryway

One-of-a-kind data.

Hospitals reported their C-section rates
Hospitals reported on use of computerized order entry to prevent medication ordering errors
Hospitals were issued a Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Current data licensees can login to access Leapfrog data files.

Interested in licensing Leapfrog Hospital Survey or Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade data? Contact us to learn more.

Empowering Consumers


of Consumers Choose Hospitals that Get an 'A' for Safety Regardless of Cost

Grades Matter


of Consumers Want Access to Hospital Quality Rating Tools

What Consumers Want



Why Leapfrog

Leapfrog Hospital Survey

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is an annual, voluntary survey of U.S. hospitals that answers three questions:

  1. How do hospital patients fare?
  2. What resources are needed to care for them?
  3. What management practices promote safety?

The data is completely unique–you won’t find it anywhere else. Results are used by employers, health plans, vendors, and others to design benefits plans, recognize high-performing hospitals, and steer employees and members toward the facilities most capable of offering safe, high-quality care.

More about the Survey View the Survey results
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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent harm, including: rate of inpatient injuries, prevalence of inpatient infections, and medical and medication errors. The Safety Grade is 100% transparent and makes its methodology and all underlying data openly available to the public. Compiled by a National Expert Panel—and based on national, publicly reported measures of patient safety data—the Safety Grade is the gold standard for evaluating patient safety and is the only hospital safety assessment to be peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

More about the Safety Grade See the grades

Leapfrog Value-Based Purchasing Program

The Leapfrog VBP Program is designed to help health plans evaluate hospital networks using a national, standardized set of measures. The platform serves as a standalone value-based purchasing program to help health plans, employers, and other large purchasers identify the highest value hospitals in individual markets and across the country. It utilizes results of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey to evaluate hospitals in the plan's network and rank them based on value. 

How Leapfrog's VBP Program can work for you View a sample report
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