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Most medication alerts overridden


Results of a retrospective study of more than 200,000 medication safety alerts generated by an electronic prescribing system showed that clinicians override most of these alerts, only acting on 9.2% of drug interaction alerts and 23% of allergy alerts.


Isaac T et al. Overrides of medication alerts in ambulatory care. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:305-11.