Each year, The Leapfrog Group’s team of researchers, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, review literature and convene national expert panels to ensure the Leapfrog Hospital Survey aligns with the latest science as well the public reporting needs of purchasers and consumers. We assemble a list of proposed changes for the next year’s Survey and release those changes for a 30-day public comment period. Comments are reviewed carefully and used to further refine the Survey. The Survey is then pilot tested with a diverse group of hospitals across the country. Following the pilot test, Survey content and scoring are finalized for launch on April 1.
Leapfrog received over 150 public comments in response to its proposed changes for the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Those comments, as well as the results from the pilot test, were incorporated into the final content and scoring algorithms for the Survey.
We offer our sincere gratitude to all commenters for the time and thought they gave to the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The submitted comments were invaluable to the development of a high-quality Survey that serves our many constituents, including purchasers and payors, as well as hospitals and the public at large.
The 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey will open on April 1, 2021, and a PDF of the Survey will be available for download here. Leapfrog has already scheduled a number of informative Town Hall Calls. Hospitals and other stakeholders can register on the Town Hall Calls webpage.