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Best practice alerts really can work

Key clinical point: Clinicians appear to respond consistently and reasonably over time to alerts about blood product orders.

Major finding: In total, 71% of alerts about RBC orders were overridden for clinically appropriate reasons.

Study details: A review of an RBC usage best practice alert system over 10 months.

Disclosures: The study was internally funded. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Squires JE et al. AABB 2019, Abstract P-PB-6.