Table 1

Top drug classes that were overridden in the inpatient setting

Total no. of ordersAlerts triggeredPercentage of orders that triggered an alertAlerts overridden
Drug classnn% (no. of alerts/total no. of alerts)% (no. of alerts/total no. of orders)n% (no. of overrides/total no. of alerts triggered)
Monoclonal antibodies12765204.15198.1
Opioids428 07466 94950.915.658 34887.2
Non-antibiotic sulfonamides (without coxibs)152 2866090.50.451484.4
Non-antibiotic sulfonamides (coxibs)6241580.125.312981.6
Cephalosporins and other beta-lactams80 61517 97813.722.314 54380.9
Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (without coxibs)139 06987306.66.3680978
ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers46 3197240.61.656077.3
Penicillins26 99923791.88.8167970.6
Sulfonamide antibiotics12 53610520.88.462759.6
Contrast media10 9841610.11.58955.3
Other drugs4 471 59432 82324.90.724 46374.5
Total5 370 376131 6151002.45107 81281.9