The 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1 to December 31. The annual survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures that are of specific interest to health care purchasers and consumers. Survey Results are publicly reported, and provide hospitals with information to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
Leapfrog's Response to COVID-19 (updated March 30)
On March 30, Leapfrog published additional changes to the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey in response to COVID-19, including reduced reporting requirements and a 30 day extension to the Late Reporting Deadline.
Leapfrog and Newsweek announce "Best Health Care"
Newsweek announced a new health care ratings series: Best Health Care. The series will be powered by The Leapfrog Group using data voluntarily submitted to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2019, over 2,100 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
Alignment with Other National Programs
Many of the measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in use by other national agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Survey Users Group is designed for hospitals that would like a more interactive approach to understanding the survey, measure specifications, and scoring algorithms. The Users Group meets monthly from March to December for an annual fee of $250. These monthly technical assistance calls are provided in addition to Leapfrog’s Survey Help Desk which continues to provide free technical assistance to all hospitals.
Leapfrog's Rating Programs
Leapfrog rates hospitals through its two main initiatives: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. If you receive hospital communications from Leapfrog, you may have seen information on both of these programs, perhaps even around the same time.
The infographic at right is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
Leapfrog Report on Same-Day Surgery in the U.S.
The Leapfrog Group recently released its first report summarizing trends on the safety and quality of care for same-day surgical services nationwide. This report features aggregate national data from the 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey and the Outpatient Procedures section of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey for facilities that participated by August 31, 2019.