Survey and CPOE Materials

Download the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey PDF  (version 2, updated June 28, 2021)


Download the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Word  (version 2, updated June 28, 2021)


Download the Summary of Changes to the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey here. Updates to the 2021 Survey due to the continued impact of COVID-19 are available on pages 4-5 of the Summary of Changes. 

The hard copy of the Survey contains important information that you will need to accurately respond to the Survey questions and can be used to collect the information you will need to complete the Online Hospital Survey Tool. The questions in the hard copy of the Survey match the Online Hospital Survey Tool exactly, so responses can be recorded on the hard copy of the Survey and then entered into the Online Hospital Survey Tool. The hard copy of the Survey includes:

  • Survey Questions and Endnotes
  • Reporting Periods
  • Measure Specifications
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

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

May 5, 2021

  • Section 6B Practice #2 - Culture Measurement, Feedback, and Intervention: Updated Safe Practice 2.3b to specify that the costs of culture measurement/follow-up activities in patient safety program budgets do not need to be annual, but instead should be within the 24-month reporting period.

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.


Other Supporting Materials

The following documents provide critical information that you will need to complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review each document carefully before you begin.

Section Materials

Section 2

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

Section 3

Inpatient Surgery

Section 4

Maternity Care 

Sections 4A-4E


Section 4F High-Risk Deliveries 

VON Data Sharing Authorization

Section 6

NQF Safe Practices

Section 7

Managing Serious Errors

Section 7A Never Events

CANDOR Toolkit

RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm


Section 7B Healthcare-Associated Infections 

Instructions and FAQs for Joining Leapfrog's NHSN Group

Section 8

Medication Safety



The MARQUIS Collaborative (fee)

Medication Reconciliation Implementation Toolkit (free)

Section 9

Pediatric Care

Section 10

Outpatient Procedures 

Section 10E Medication Safety

Section 10F Patient Experience 


Leapfrog Hospital Survey Binder

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey Binder document (PDF) is available for use by all hospitals to collect, organize, and record information during the completion of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The document can be printed and placed in a binder. The information is helpful when completing subsequent years' Surveys, in staff and leadership transitions, and as a historical record. The use of the binder also acquaints hospitals with the elements of Leapfrog’s verification protocols.

Download iconDownload the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Binder 



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