Journal Article
Commentary

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

Leotsakos A, Zheng H, Croteau R, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in 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.