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Standardization in patient safety: the WHO High 5s project.

Leotsakos A, Zheng H, Croteau R, et al. Standardization in patient safety: the WHO High 5s project. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(2):109-16. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu010.

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June 4, 2014
Leotsakos A, Zheng H, Croteau R, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26:109-16.

This commentary describes a World Health Organization effort to design and apply standardized care processes to address safety concerns. Three standards (surgical site identification, medication reconciliation, and concentrated injectable medicines) have been developed and implemented in multiple countries in the past 5 years.

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Leotsakos A, Zheng H, Croteau R, et al. Standardization in patient safety: the WHO High 5s project. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26(2):109-16. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu010.