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Comment & Response
October 2018

The Patient Experience and Use of Telemetry Monitoring

Author Affiliations
  • 1Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque
  • 3Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1430. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4681

To the Editor We commend Yeow and colleagues1 on compiling the available research on the use of cardiac telemetry monitoring in the adult, non–intensive care unit setting. We share the concerns of the authors that inappropriate use of telemetry monitoring results in the overuse of limited resources, disrupted provider workflow, higher costs of care, and false alarms with resultant alarm fatigue. Moreover, identifying a useful implementation blueprint is an important component of promoting appropriate telemetry monitoring, given the myriad of players and interests involved in caring for these patients.

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