A clinician may chose not to run an algorithm for a number of reasons.


The clinician:

(1) does not know that the algorithm exists

(2) does not know where to find it

(3) the resource is not available or is too much work to get

(4) has no time

(5) forgets to execute or becomes distracted before it can be executed

(6) does not think that the algorithm is important

(7) thinks that he or she can do fine without it

(8) is not required or expected to execute the algorithm

(9) is lacking critical data required to execute the algorithm

(10) believes that there is a contraindication to executing the algorithm in this situation


Many of these reasons can be handled with an appropriately automated algorithm.


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