American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

  title={American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria{\textregistered} for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults},
  author={Donna Marie Fick and Todd P. Semla and Michael A. Steinman and Judith L. Beizer and Nicole J Brandt and Robert C. Dombrowski and Catherine E Dubeau and Lynne Pezzullo and Jerome J. Epplin and Nina M. Flanagan and Emily Morden and Joseph T. Hanlon and Peter Hollmann and Rosemary D. Laird and Sunny Anne Linnebur and S K Sandhu},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria® (AGS Beers Criteria®) for Potentially Inappropriate Medication (PIM) Use in Older Adults are widely used by clinicians, educators, researchers, healthcare administrators, and regulators. Since 2011, the AGS has been the steward of the criteria and has produced updates on a 3‐year cycle. The AGS Beers Criteria® is an explicit list of PIMs that are typically best avoided by older adults in most circumstances or under specific situations, such… 

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