Leapfrog Hospital Survey Report Series Issued in 2019

Each year, The Leapfrog Group asks every adult and free-standing pediatric general acute-care hospital in the U.S. to voluntarily complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

The Leapfrog Group’s standards are updated annually to reflect the latest science and are designed to drive better outcomes for patients. Results are publicly reported by individual bricks-and-mortar hospital. Leapfrog uses the survey data to track and share hospitals’ progress on key issues of safety and quality. 

2019 Reports on 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey

The reports below, released in 2019, feature data reported to the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.



Medication Safety 

This report analyzes how well responding hospitals perform in deploying two life-saving technologies: Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) systems. Read more...

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Maternity Care

This report on maternity care shows encouraging progress in reducing episiotomies, but none in reducing C-sections. Read more...

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Never Events 

This report found that one in four participating hospitals do not meet Leapfrog’s standard for handling of serious reportable events that should never happen to a patient, known as “Never Events.” Read more... 

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Surgical Volumes 

This report, titled Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group’s Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals, found that the majority of U.S. hospitals do not meet Leapfrog’s minimum hospital or surgeon volume standards for safety nor do they have adequate policies in place to monitor for appropriateness. Read more...

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