Survey and CPOE Materials

Download the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey PDF (version 8.1, Updated April 1, 2020)


Download the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Word (version 8.1, Updated April 1, 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.

  • No changes at this time

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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