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Comment & Response
June 2019

Effectiveness of a Best Practice Alert to Reduce Telemetry Orders

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  • 1The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(6):844. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0708

To the Editor It was with great interest that we read the study by Najafi and colleagues1 reporting the results of a best practice alert (BPA) intervention to reduce telemetry orders. The authors demonstrated that a BPA can be effective on its own, whereas previous studies have employed multimodal approaches to telemetry discontinuation.2,3

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