Application of the Beers Criteria to Alternate Level of Care Patients in Hospital Inpatient Units.

  title={Application of the Beers Criteria to Alternate Level of Care Patients in Hospital Inpatient Units.},
  author={Heather Slaney and Stacey MacAulay and Janice M Irvine-Meek and Joshua W Murray},
  journal={The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy},
  volume={68 3},
BACKGROUND The Beers criteria were developed to help in identifying potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for elderly patients. These medications are often associated with adverse events and limited effectiveness in older adults. Patients awaiting an alternate level of care (ALC patients) are those who no longer require acute care hospital services and are waiting for placement elsewhere. They are often elderly, have complex medication regimens, and are at high risk of adverse events. At… CONTINUE READING
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