Hospital Alarms and Patient Safety

Barach, Paul; Arora, Vineet M.
August 2014
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/13/2014, Vol. 312 Issue 6, p651
Academic Journal
Letter to the Editor
A letter in response to the article "Redesigning hospital alarms for patient safety: alarmed and potentially dangerous" by Drs. Vineet Chopra and Laurence McMahon, Jr. in the March 26, 2014 issue is presented.


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