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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Garneau WM, Knight AM, Pahwa AK. Effectiveness of a Best Practice Alert to Reduce Telemetry Orders. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(6):844. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0708
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