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The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a non­prof­it watch­dog orga­ni­za­tion that serves as a voice for health care pur­chasers, using their col­lec­tive influ­ence to fos­ter pos­i­tive change in US health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s pre­mier advo­cate of hos­pi­tal trans­paren­cy – col­lect­ing, ana­lyz­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing hos­pi­tal data to inform val­ue-based pur­chas­ing.

Leapfrog col­lects data on safe­ty, qual­i­ty and resource use from 1,800 hos­pi­tals for its hos­pi­tal sur­vey report­ing on issues from mater­ni­ty care and sur­gi­cal out­comes to hand-wash­ing and nurs­ing stan­dards. Leapfrog Hos­pi­tal Safe­ty Grade sys­tem eval­u­ates more than 2,600 hos­pi­tals on how well they keep patients from harm. Leapfrog’s Lives and Dol­lars Lost risk cal­cu­la­tor esti­mates the num­ber of avoid­able deaths and iden­ti­fies hid­den sur­charges for employ­ers to cal­cu­late how much of their total health care spend goes to med­ical mis­takes.