Important Notes

  1. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey web pages are located at Please bookmark this URL.
  2. Note the word “hospital” used throughout this Survey refers to an individual hospital. If your hospital is part of a multi-hospital healthcare system or a multi-campus hospital, you will need to complete the Survey for each individual hospital. Please refer to Leapfrog’s Multi-Campus Hospital Reporting Policy
  3. Adult hospitals that indicate they have a CPOE system in at least one inpatient unit are asked to demonstrate, via a test, that the inpatient CPOE system can alert physicians to at least 60% of frequent serious medication errors known to cause harm to patients. Hospitals cannot access the CPOE Evaluation Tool until they have submitted Sections 1 Basic Hospital Information and 2 Medication Safety - CPOE of the online Survey. All hospitals are urged to take a Sample Test prior to beginning an Adult Inpatient Test.
  4. Adult and pediatric hospitals reporting on Section 7B Healthcare-Associated Infections and Section 7C Antibiotic Stewardship Practices are required to join Leapfrog’s NHSN Group. Information about teaching status will also be pulled directly from NHSN. More information, including important deadlines, is available on the Join NHSN Group webpage.
  5. Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results will be available for hospitals to view on July 12 via the Hospital Details Page link on the Survey Dashboard. Survey Results will be posted to the public website on July 25 and then updated within the first 5 business days of each month to reflect Surveys submitted or resubmitted between June 30 and December 31, and previously submitted Surveys that were corrected before January 31. Survey Results are frozen from February to July 25.
  6. All questions regarding the Leapfrog Hospital Survey should be submitted to the Help Desk at Questions submitted to the Help Desk will receive a response within 24-48 hours.
  7. For hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in their Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade please visit the “For Hospitals” section of the Hospital Safety Grade website for important information on Data Snapshot Dates. A Leapfrog Hospital Survey must be submitted by the Data Snapshot Date in order for Survey data to be used in the Hospital Safety Grade.
  8. Leapfrog is committed to ensuring the accuracy of Leapfrog Hospital Survey results. Please review the information on the Data Accuracy webpage.
  9. The Submission Deadline for the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is June 30, 2019 and the Late Submission Deadline is November 30, 2019. Hospitals that do not submit a Survey or CPOE Evaluation Tool (adult hospitals only) before midnight Eastern Time on November 30, 2019 will have to wait until the launch of the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey on April 1, 2020.


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