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Michigan Study: Hospital Alarm Noise Poses Risk for Patients

Hospital alarms, designed to prevent harm and improve safety, are not performing like they should be, a new study from the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System reports. The article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that alarm fatigue is a common and pressing problem in hospitals. Dr. Lauren McMahon Jr., professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, co-authored the article.