Action on Patient Safety - High 5s
The High 5s project was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2006 to address continuing major concerns about patient safety around the world. The High 5s name derives from the Project’s original intent to significantly reduce the frequency of 5 challenging patient safety problems in 5 countries over 5 years.
The Mission of the High 5s project is to facilitate implementation and evaluation of standardized patient safety solutions within a global learning community to achieve measurable, significant and sustainable reductions in challenging patient safety problems.
The High 5s project is a patient safety collaboration among a group of countries and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety in support of the WHO Patient Safety Programme. The countries collaborating are: Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States of America.
Fact Sheet : High 5s Project Overview
Standard Operating Protocols for Implementation
High 5s Newsletters
March 2013 High 5s Newsletter
September 2012 High 5s Newsletter
March 2012 High 5s Newsletter
July 2011 High 5s Newsletter