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The proportion of clinically relevant alarms decreases as patient clinical severity decreases in intensive care units: a pilot study.

Inokuchi R, Sato H, Nanjo Y, et al. The proportion of clinically relevant alarms decreases as patient clinical severity decreases in intensive care units: a pilot study. BMJ Open. 2013;3(9):e003354. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003354.

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September 25, 2013
Inokuchi R, Sato H, Nanjo Y, et al. BMJ Open. 2013;3(9):e003354.

The vast majority of alarms in the intensive care unit were clinically irrelevant, especially for patients whose clinical condition was improving. The proliferation of clinically irrelevant alarms directly contributes to alert fatigue.

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Inokuchi R, Sato H, Nanjo Y, et al. The proportion of clinically relevant alarms decreases as patient clinical severity decreases in intensive care units: a pilot study. BMJ Open. 2013;3(9):e003354. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003354.