Scoring and Results

Download icon2021 Hospital Survey Scoring Algorithms (version 1, updated June 28, 2021)


The scoring algorithms document contains important information about how your responses to each section of the Survey are scored and publicly reported. The document includes cut-points for process and outcome measures, as well as scoring details and criteria for each of Leapfrog's performance categories (e.g., Achieved the Standard, Considerable Achievement, Some Achievement, Limited Achievement, etc.). 

Any changes to the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Scoring Algorithms that are published after April 1 will be listed here.

June 28, 2021

  • Section 7B Healthcare-Associated Infections: Updated the 12-month reporting period used for obtaining the healthcare-associated infection data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to use three quarters of data from 2019 and one quarter of data from 2020 for Leapfrog’s July and August NHSN data pulls: 04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 AND 07/01/2020 – 09/30/2020. Leapfrog will announce the reporting period for the October and December NHSN data pulls following the publication of the CMS FY 2022 Hospital Inpatient PPS final rule. Find a list of all NHSN data pulls and reporting periods here.

Hospital Details Page

Hospitals that submit a 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey by the July 31 Submission Deadline will see their 2021 Survey Results displayed on the Hospital Details page starting in August. See Hospital Details page for more information.


Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results

Hospitals that submit a 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey by the July 31 Submission Deadline will see their 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results displayed on Leapfrog's public reporting website in August. After August, Survey Results will be refreshed within the first 5 business days of each month to reflect Surveys submitted or re-submitted between August 1 and November 30, and previously submitted Surveys that are corrected by January 31. Survey Results are frozen then from February to July 25.

2020 Survey Results

Results from the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey are still displayed on Leapfrog's public reporting website.

2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results will be displayed starting in August.  

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