Each year, The Leapfrog Group asks every adult and free-standing pediatric general acute-care hospital and Ambulatory Sirgery Center in the U.S. to voluntarily complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog ASC 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 facilities. Leapfrog uses the Survey data to track and share facilities’ progress on key issues of safety and quality.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Hospital Performance on Leapfrog’s Maternity Care Standards Based on Results of the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, found that while U.S. hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey have made great strides to reduce early elective delivery and episiotomy in their facilities, the rate of C-sections in low-risk, first-time mothers remains high. Read more...
What Patients Think About Their Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An Analysis of Patient Experience Surveys revealed troubling indicators of patient safety issues in hospitals like communication between patients and hospital staff and inability to share concerns that could lead to patient harm. The report also found more favorable patient experience ratings in outpatient and ASC settings. Read more...