AGS Releases Updated Beers Criteria for Medication Management
Need a primer on medication management in the elderly? If so, The American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
was released March 1 in the online edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
The criteria, last revised in 2003, identify medications that are potentially harmful for older adults, and can help clinicians more safely prescribe for older patients. The 2012 criteria lists 53 medications and classes of medications as potentially problematic in older adults.
See the AGS site for complete details.