65 yrs); 38% were more (14% stated less) likely to accept alerts on patients with more than 5 current medications; and 38% were more (20% stated less) likely to accept alerts on patients with more than 5 chronic clinical conditions. Interestingly, 80% said they were less likely to accept alerts when they were behind schedule and 84% of clinicians admitted to being at least 20 minutes behind schedule "some", "most", or "all of the time". Conclusion Even though a majority of our clinical decision support suggestions are not explicitly followed, clinicians feel they are of benefit and would be even more beneficial if they had more time available to address them."/>
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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey respondents compared to the entire group of adult primary care physicians at Kaiser Permanente, Northwest.

From: A survey of factors affecting clinician acceptance of clinical decision support

  Respondents Entire Medical Group
Number of individuals 110 225
Gender distribution 62% male 62% male
Mean age 46.5 years 46.1 years
Tenure at Kaiser Permanente 11.7 years 10.5 years