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.