Updating the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: results of a US consensus panel of experts.

@article{Fick2003UpdatingTB,
  title={Updating the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: results of a US consensus panel of experts.},
  author={Donna Fick and James W. Cooper and William E. Wade and Jennifer L Waller and J Ross Maclean and Mark H. Beers},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={163 22},
  pages={
          2716-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Medication toxic effects and drug-related problems can have profound medical and safety consequences for older adults and economically affect the health care system. The purpose of this initiative was to revise and update the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in adults 65 years and older in the United States. METHODS This study used a modified Delphi method, a set of procedures and methods for formulating a group judgment for a subject matter in which… CONTINUE READING
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