American Geriatrics Society 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

@article{Samuel2015AmericanGS,
  title={American Geriatrics Society 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults},
  author={Mary Jordan Samuel},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={63},
  pages={2227 - 2246}
}
  • Mary Jordan Samuel
  • Published 1 November 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
The 2015 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria are presented. [] Key Method The process followed an evidence-based approach using Institute of Medicine standards. The 2015 AGS Beers Criteria are applicable to all older adults with the exclusion of those in palliative and hospice care. Careful application of the criteria by health professionals, consumers, payors, and health systems should lead to closer monitoring of drug use in older adults.
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