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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Overriding of Alerts

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  • Studies have shown that MDs override clinical decision support alerts a large percent of the time
    • 88% of inpatient DDI alerts overridden (Payne et al. Proc AMIA 2002)
    • 83% of inpatient drug-allergy alerts (Abookire et al. Proc AMIA 2000)
    • 89% of outpatient high severity DDI alerts and 91% of outpatient drug-allergy alerts (Weingart et al. Arch Intern Med 2003)

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