Journal Article

Night-time communication at Stanford University Hospital: perceptions, reality and solutions.

Sun AJ; Wang L; Go M; Eggers Z; Deng R; Maggio P; Shieh L.

Interruptions can lead to errors, particularly when providers are sleep deprived. This retrospective cross-sectional study of pages sent to overnight general surgery and internal medicine physicians found that 27.7% were nonurgent. The authors assert that nonurgent paging contributes to alarm fatigue and suggest potential solutions.