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The frequency of inappropriate nonformulary medication alert overrides in the inpatient setting.

Her QL, Amato MG, Seger DL, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2016;23:924-33.

Users often bypass alerts meant to enhance the safety of medication ordering and dispensing technologies. This observational study at a large academic medical center found approximately one in five nonformulary medication alerts are inappropriately overridden. The authors suggest strategies that future research should examine for improving the design of nonformulary alerts.