Impact of non-interruptive medication laboratory monitoring alerts in ambulatory care.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Medical Alarm Design
- Laboratory Result Tracking Improvement
- Computerized Adverse Event Detection
- Computerized Decision Support
Setting of Care
"Alert fatigue" refers to the tendency of clinicians to ignore safety alerts—for example, warnings about potential drug interactions—if alerts are too frequent or perceived to be clinically irrelevant. However, in this study, less intrusive alerts that did not require physician response were not effective at encouraging use of recommended laboratory monitoring.