Leapfrog Group Hospital Quality and Safety Survey

CHSRA provides development and management of The Leapfrog Group Hospital Quality and Safety Survey. This includes measure development, analysis and dissemination efforts. The Leapfrog Group is a non-profit organization founded in November 2000 by the Business Roundtable and is supported by its members-major corporations and public agencies that purchase health care benefits. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey is completed by more than 1300 hospitals across the United States. The survey results are disseminated to consumers, employers and healthcare providers via a free public website. In addition, CHSRA assists health services researchers use the underlying data for assessment of the safety of patients.

In addition, to the survey, CHSRA provides expert participation on behalf of purchasers and consumers at the measure development and endorsement organizations, including the Joint Commission/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, the Ambulatory Quality Alliance, the Hospital Quality Alliance, the Champions for Patient Safety, the National Quality Forum, Measure Steering Committees, and the Consensus Standards Development Committee. In addition, the Leapfrog Group works closely with CMS to align measurement and pay for performance programs.

Project Duration: 1/1/2005 – 6/30/2012

Primary Personnel

Principal Investigator: Barbara A. Rudolph, Ph.D., MSSW
Research Associate: Matt Austin
Contact: Barbara A. Rudolph

Sponsoring Agency

The Leapfrog Group; 1801 K St., NW, Suite 201, Washington DC 20006


The Leapfrog Group


  • Sittig, D.F., Shiffman, R., Leonard, K., Friedman, C., Rudolph, B. A., Hripcsak, G., ... Kaushal, R. (2005). A draft framework for measuring progress towards the development of a national health information infrastructure. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 5:14. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-5-14
  • Rudolph, B.A., Hospital Operations Data: Description, Availability and Potential Uses for Purchasers, at the "Practical Ways to Access and Use Hospital Data" Conference, sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health, July, 2004.
  • Rudolph, B.A., Measure Selection for the Leapfrog Group Hospital Rewards Program. The Leapfrog Group/National Business Coalition on Health Incentives and Rewards Workshop, May 2005.
  • Rudolph, B.A., Measure Criteria, Selection, and Scoring for the Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program. National Pay for Performance Summit, Los Angeles, February 2006.
  • Rudolph, B.A. Leapfrog Group Hospital Efficiency Measure, Efficiency in Healthcare Conference, sponsored by AHRQ and the Alliance, Madison, WI, May 2006.