PSNet will be fully transitioning to our new website on July 1. Try out the new design now. Learn More
PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Differences of reasons for alert overrides on contraindicated co-prescriptions by admitting department.

Ahn EK, Cho S-Y, Shin D, et al. Healthcare informatics research. 2014;20:280-7.

Alert fatigue is a well-described limitation of clinical decision support systems. This qualitative study found alert overrides occurred most frequently in the emergency department, and the most common reason reported was that the alert was clinically irrelevant, emphasizing the need to tailor alerting systems for different clinical settings.