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

@article{Fick2019AmericanGS,
  title={American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria{\textregistered} for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults},
  author={D. Fick and T. Semla and M. Steinman and J. Beizer and N. Brandt and R. Dombrowski and C. Dubeau and L. Pezzullo and J. Epplin and N. Flanagan and Emily Morden and J. Hanlon and P. Hollmann and R. Laird and S. Linnebur and S. Sandhu},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2019},
  volume={67}
}
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… Expand

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