Survey and CPOE Materials

Download the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey PDF (version 1, Updated April 13, 2020)

 

Download the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Word (version 1, Updated April 13, 2020)

 

Download the Summary of Changes to the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey document here.

Some additional changes have been made since publishing the Summary of Changes based on Leapfrog's response to COVID-19. Please review these changes here.

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 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey that are published after April 1 will be listed here.

April 13, 2020

  • Section 4 Maternity Care: Updated the definition of a ‘sufficient sample size’ from 60 to 30 cases for the following measures: Section 4B Elective Deliveries, Section 4C Cesarean Birth, Section 4E Process Measures of Quality (both Newborn Bilirubin Screening Prior to Discharge and Appropriate DVT Prophylaxis in Women Undergoing Cesarean Delivery), and Section 4F High-Risk Deliveries (Antenatal Steroids Process Measure only). This update is intended to ease the burden of data abstraction while facilities are responding to COVID-19. See updated specifications on pages 112-117, 119-120, and 123-124 in the hard copy of the Survey for details.
  • Section 7B Healthcare-Associated Infections: Updated the reporting period for Leapfrog’s October and December NHSN data downloads from 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020 to 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019. This update is based on CMS’ announcement that hospital reporting of healthcare-associated infection data to NHSN is optional from January 1 to June 30, 2020. A lack of six months of data may result in missing standardized infection ratios for many hospitals. Leapfrog will continue to download data from NHSN four times during the 2020 Survey Cycle to account for new hospitals that join our NHSN group and submit Section 7. Hospitals should continue to download their reports on each of the published dates to verify their data. The last NHSN download date will be on December 18, 2020. That data will be included in Survey Results for hospitals that submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey by the Late Submission Deadline of December 31, 2020 (updated from November 30). See the updated reporting period on page 170 and updated specifications on pages 176-177 in the hard copy of the Survey for details
  • Section 10E Medication Safety for Outpatient Procedures: Updated the definition of a ‘sufficient sample size’ from 60 to 30 cases. This update is intended to ease the burden of data abstraction while facilities are responding to COVID-19. See updated questions on pages 251-252 and updated specifications on pages 270-271 in the hard copy of the Survey for details.

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)

The CPOE Evaluation Tool has been removed from the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey as part of Leapfrog’s response to COVID-19. We fully intend to bring the Tool back for the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The CPOE Tool Guidance document is being made available for hospitals that would like to prepare for 2021. 

Section 3

Inpatient Surgery

Section 4

Maternity Care 

Section 6

NQF Safe Practices

Section 7

Managing Serious Errors

CANDOR Toolkit

Instructions and FAQs for Joining Leapfrog's NHSN Group

NQF Antibiotic Stewardship Playbook

Core Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship

RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm

Section 8

Medication Safety


 

The MARQUIS Collaborative (fee)

MARQUIS Taking a Good Medication History Video

Medication Reconciliation Implementation Toolkit (free)

Section 9

Pediatric Care

Section 10

Outpatient Procedures 

 

Leapfrog Hospital Survey Binder

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey Binder was originally designed for those hospitals that have been selected for Leapfrog’s On-Site Data Verification Program administered by DHG Healthcare. Those hospitals are mailed a binder to collect and organize the information (e.g., reports, documentation, notes, etc.) they used to complete their Leapfrog Hospital Survey AND at the same time, they are preparing for their verification. DHG uses the information in the binder during the scheduled visit to verify a hospital’s Leapfrog Hospital Survey responses.

However, 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, which is divided up into 10 tabs (or sections), one for each section of the Survey, 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. 

Download iconDownload the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Binder

 

 

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