Nearly 3,000 general hospitals are issued a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade twice per year. Using up to 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety, including CMS Medicare PSI 90 Patient Safety and Adverse Events composite which includes 10 component measures, The Leapfrog Group calculates a numerical score for all eligible hospitals in the U.S. The Safety Grade uses national publicly available data from a variety of sources. However, because of inadequate data, we are unable to assign a grade to certain hospitals, such as critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, children’s hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, etc.
Hospitals with questions about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade should contact the Help Desk.
If your hospital would like to issue a press release announcing your Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, please contact us for a template release that you can customize to your hospital. For information on licensing your Safety Grade for marketing purposes, please visit http://leapfroglicensing.org
Download the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Scoring Methodology for fall 2022.
Download the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Public Reporting Website Measure Crosswalk for fall 2022.