Empower Your Members to Make Informed Healthcare Decisions

Today, consumers have more information available to them when choosing a car than they do when choosing a hospital. The Leapfrog Group is changing that by making hospital safety, quality, and outcomes information available to more healthcare consumers in more U.S. markets every year.

The annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the most robust national measure set comparing hospital safety, quality, and efficiency in the clinical areas consumers and healthcare purchasers value. Each year, we collect information from more than 1,200 urban and rural hospitals, including free-standing pediatric hospitals, throughout the U.S. Evidence-based, nationally standardized measures focus on hospital performance in three key areas:

  • How patients fare (i.e., rates of central-line infections and other hospital-acquired conditions, survival predictors, and rates of scheduled early elective newborn deliveries)
  • Resources used in caring for those patients (i.e. risk-adjusted length of stay and readmission rates for common acute conditions)
  • Management practices that promote safety (i.e. safe ICU staffing and safe practices such as hand hygiene and prevention of ventilator associated complications)

Employers, health plans, consumers and other purchasers of healthcare share a common goal: reduce medical errors and reduce costs. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey results data can help your organization achieve this goal by leveraging comparative hospital information in many powerful ways:

  • Educate and inform employees and other members during open enrollment
  • Increase the value of member tools by including hospital-by-hospital comparisons on key quality measures
  • Demonstrate health plan network adherence to nationally recognized quality and safety standards
  • Provide the framework for hospital recognition and reward programs and other high-performance network initiatives
  • Drive the development of quality pay-for-performance programs
  • Support academic studies and other research initiatives
  • Add value and depth to consumer-directed information on websites and in print materials