Lifelong Learning: Variations in Care of Pre-term Infants and Electronic Alerts for Acute Kidney Injury

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Amol and Fahad want you to understand the following:

1. There are dramatic hospital-level variations in the care of extremely pre-term infants.

2. A randomized trial showed that an electronic alert to identify hospital patients with acute kidney injury was not effective in improving patient outcomes.

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The papers

MA Rysavy et al. Between-hospital variation in treatment and outcomes in extremely preterm infants. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 7;372(19):1801-11. (PubMed).

FP Wilson et al. Automated, electronic alerts for acute kidney injury: a single-blind, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2015 Feb 25. pii: S0140-6736(15)60266-5. (PubMed).

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