The 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1 to November 30.
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. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
Proposed Changes for the 2020 Survey
Leapfrog published the Proposed Changes to the 2020 Hospital Survey on November 26. All stakeholders were invited to review the Proposed Changes. The formal comment period closed on December 20. Leapfrog will publish a Summary of Changes in March.
January 31 Corrections Period Reminder
The 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey closed at midnight ET on November 30. No new Surveys, new Survey sections, or CPOE Evaluation Tool tests can be submitted after this deadline.
Hospitals that submitted a Survey by November 30 will be able to log in to the Online Survey Tool to make corrections to previously submitted sections until January 31.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2018, over 2,000 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.
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.
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.
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.
The theme of our 2018 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was Safe Surgery. Learn more by watching the following video recaps: