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Frequency of passive EHR alerts in the ICU: another form of alert fatigue?

Kizzier-Carnahan V, Artis KA, Mohan V, et al. Frequency of Passive EHR Alerts in the ICU: Another Form of Alert Fatigue? J Patient Saf. 2019;15(3):246-250. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000270.

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July 27, 2016
Kizzier-Carnahan V, Artis KA, Mohan V, et al. J Patient Saf. 2019;15:246-250.

This study found that laboratory values designated as "abnormal" or "panic" in the electronic health record, which are considered passive alerts, are very common for patients in the intensive care unit. The authors suggest that these passive alerts contribute to the pervasive problem of alert fatigue in the intensive care unit.

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Kizzier-Carnahan V, Artis KA, Mohan V, et al. Frequency of Passive EHR Alerts in the ICU: Another Form of Alert Fatigue? J Patient Saf. 2019;15(3):246-250. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000270.