The 2021 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.
July 31 Submission Deadline Reminder
Leapfrog extended the Submission Deadline from June 30 to July 31 as part of our continued response to COVID-19. Hospitals that submit a Survey by July 31 will have their Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results publicly reported starting in August. After August, Results are updated on the fifth business day of the month to reflect Surveys (re)submitted by the end of the previous month. Hospitals that do not submit a Survey by July 31 will be publicly reported as "Declined to Respond" until a Survey has been submitted.
Monitoring Health Care Inequity
On June 9 Leapfrog hosted a Monitoring Health Care Inequity Town Hall Call, which featured members of the newly formed Health Equity Advisory Committee sharing their challenges and successes with collecting patient self-reported demographic data, improving the accuracy of those data, and stratifying quality measures using the demographic data.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2019 and 2020, 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.
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 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Webinar Series is designed for hospitals that would like a more interactive approach to understanding the survey, measure specifications, and scoring algorithms. The Webinar Series is held monthly from March to December for an annual fee of $325. These monthly webinars 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 Case Studies
Interested in learning about how the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Leapfrog ASC Survey, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have spurred quality improvement in hospitals across the country?