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A clinical case of electronic health record drug alert fatigue: consequences for patient outcome.

Carspecken W, Sharek PJ, Longhurst C, et al. A clinical case of electronic health record drug alert fatigue: consequences for patient outcome. Pediatrics. 2013;131(6):e1970-e1973. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-3252.

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June 12, 2013
Carspecken W, Sharek PJ, Longhurst C, et al. Pediatrics. 2013;131(6):e1970-e1973.

This commentary describes an incident involving an inappropriate override of a drug allergy alert and details changes the hospital made in its medication allergy alert system in response to the event.

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Carspecken W, Sharek PJ, Longhurst C, et al. A clinical case of electronic health record drug alert fatigue: consequences for patient outcome. Pediatrics. 2013;131(6):e1970-e1973. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-3252.