Alert fatigue leads to OR fatalities

December 2010
Same-Day Surgery;Dec2010, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p136
Academic Journal
The article discusses clinical alert fatigue, which occurs when physicians ignore alerts or disable alarms. Patient safety and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) are also discussed.


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