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Journal Article

Night-time communication at Stanford University Hospital: perceptions, reality and solutions.

Sun AJ, Wang L, Go M, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2018;27:156-162.

Interruptions can lead to errors, particularly when providers are sleep deprived. This retrospective cross-sectional study of pages sent to overnight general surgery and internal medicine physicians found that 27.7% were nonurgent. The authors assert that nonurgent paging contributes to alarm fatigue and suggest potential solutions.