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Beers criteria

(bērz),
a set of pharmacologic features that make certain drugs particularly hazardous for patients over 65 years of age. A list of such drugs was first published in 1991 and has been periodically revised by specialists in geriatrics.
[Mark H. Beers, contemporary U.S. geriatrician]

Beers criteria

A list of medications that frequently cause side effects when administered to elderly patients. Among the medications on the list are those that cause prominent neuropsychiatric, renal, and anticholinergic side effects.
Synonym: Beers list
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This may be a result of the Beers list being somewhat short.
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Determine if any current medications are on the Beers List and could be gradually switched to an alternative, safer therapy.
Determine how often medications on the Beers List, such as diazepam or propoxyphene, are used in your elderly patients through chart review or an electronic medical record.
Resources for reviewing this area should include your monthly pharmacy review and the BEERS list, a precautionary list of medications found to be potentially harmful to seniors.
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