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Alert burden in pediatric hospitals: a cross-sectional analysis of six academic pediatric health systems using novel metrics.

Orenstein EW, Kandaswamy S, Muthu N, et al. Alert burden in pediatric hospitals: a cross-sectional analysis of six academic pediatric health systems using novel metrics. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Epub 2021 Oct 20. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab179.

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November 3, 2021
Orenstein EW, Kandaswamy S, Muthu N, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021;28(12):2654-2660.

Alert fatigue is a known contributor to medical error. In this cross-sectional study, researchers found that custom alerts were responsible for the majority of alert burden at six pediatric health systems. This study also compared the use of different alert burden metrics to benchmark burden across and within institutions.

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Orenstein EW, Kandaswamy S, Muthu N, et al. Alert burden in pediatric hospitals: a cross-sectional analysis of six academic pediatric health systems using novel metrics. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Epub 2021 Oct 20. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab179.