2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey Materials
Please download and review the survey materials provided on this page before you begin. The materials on this page contain all the information you and your hospital need to successfully complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey online. Please read the survey and survey instructions carefully before you begin. Leapfrog has updated and reformatted the hard copy of the survey so that it now includes the reference materials (e.g., measure specifications and FAQs) in addition to the survey questions. Do not finalize your responses to the survey until you have carefully reviewed the measure specifications, which follow the survey questions in the hard copy of the survey available below.
Download a Hard Copy of the Survey
The hard copy of the survey contains important information that you will need to accurately respond to the survey questions and can be used to collect the information you will need to complete the online survey tool. The questions in the hard copy of the survey match the online survey tool exactly, so responses can be recorded on the hard copy of the survey and then entered into the online survey tool. The hard copy of the survey includes:
- survey questions;
- reporting periods;
- end notes;
- specifications for volume, process, outcomes and resource utilization measures;
- references to publicly-reported risk-adjusted mortality outcomes data;
- frequently asked questions;
- notices of changes made to the survey or any of the reference information since initial survey release on 4/1/2015
- updated release of the survey issued on 5/21/2015
Survey Scoring Algorithms
The Scoring Algorithms document contains the algorithms used by Leapfrog to score survey responses and publicly report survey results at www.LeapfrogGroup.org/cp.
Other Supporting Materials
The following documents provide critical information that you will need to complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review each document carefully before you begin.
Support for Section 3: Survival Predictors
- Scoring: How the Survival Predictor is Computed and Scored
- Instructions for Leapfrog Survival Predictor Calculator
- Leapfrog Survival Predictor Calculator
Support for Section 4: Maternity Care
Hospitals can download the Case Selection Worksheet to help report the appropriate numerator and denominator for Section 4A, Early Elective Deliveries, and Section 4B, Cesarean Sections. In addition, the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) has provided Leapfrog with guidance for VON participating hospitals to report to Leapfrog on High Risk Deliveries in Section 4E.
- Case Selection Worksheet for Early Elective Deliveries and C-sections
- VON Guidance for Members Reporting on High Risk Deliveries
Support for Section 6: Leapfrog Safe Practices Score (SPS)
Hospitals should download a copy of the full report of the National Quality Forum’s Safe Practices for Better Healthcare 2010 Update: A Consensus Report if you don’t already have one; it is needed to complete Section 6 of the survey. The document (PDF) can be downloaded free of charge at the link below.
- Download a copy of the 2010 Safe Practices for Better Healthcare (released April 2010)
- General Frequently Asked Questions about Leapfrog Safe Practices Score
Support for Section 7: Hospital-Acquired Infections and Conditions
Resources include: SIR Calculator for CLABSI and CAUTI – please see both tabs in the workbook; and CC/MCC Codes to identify hospital-acquired injuries.
Support for Section 9: LOS for Common Acute Conditions
Resources include: list of CC codes for LOS Risk Factors; Geometric Mean Tool to compute the geometric mean length of stay for the AMI, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia; and detailed LOS scoring algorithm.
Leapfrog’s Multi-Hospital System/Multi-Campus Hospital Reporting Policy
The Leapfrog Group requires multi-campus hospitals to report separately to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, even if they share a Medicare Provider Number. If your hospital has more than one location, please review Leapfrog’s Policy for guidelines on how to respond to the Survey.