The 2023 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. Survey Results are publicly reported, and provide hospitals with information to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
Summary of Changes for 2023 Published
The Summary of Changes for the 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, including responses to public comments, has been published. The 2023 Survey will open on April 1.
Nurse Staffing & Skill Mix Benchmarking Report Published
Beginning with the 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Leapfrog will score and publicly report hospital performance on four Nurse Staffing & Skill Mix measures. In response to this proposal, Leapfrog has received several requests for benchmarking data so that hospitals can better understand their current performance and understand how they compare nationally.
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 is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey Webinar Series is designed for Survey coordinators, hospital leaders, and others who would benefit from a more interactive presentation of Survey materials and information. The Webinar Series is held monthly from March to December and includes monthly office hours in addition to monthly webinars.
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.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2022, over 2,300 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.
Request a security code, learn about our multi-campus reporting policy, and join our NHSN group.
View important deadlines related to the Survey, Leapfrog's NHSN Group, Top Hospitals, and more.
Download a hard copy of the Survey and supporting materials that you will need to complete the Online Hospital Survey Tool.