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Trim Expensive ECG Overuse With EHR Order Sets
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Inappropriate electrocardiographic monitoring results in wasteful spending and decreased quality of care.

Following practice standards through an electronic order set boosts the appropriate use of electrocardiographic monitoring without increasing adverse events, recent research shows.

Earlier research demonstrated that inappropriate use of cardiac telemetry results in significant wasteful spending. Over monitoring has also been associated with quality and safety concerns such as clinician alarm fatigue.