Beers criteria


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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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The Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults recommends against prescribing benzodiazepines to geriatric patients.
The 2015 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults strongly advises against the use of MA because of limited increases in weight and increased risk of thrombotic events.
Beers criteria are used in the development of quality of care measures, such as those used by Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information System (HEDIS) (HEDIS 2015 Measures: Summary Table of Measures, Product Lines and Changes, 2015).
Geriatric medicine internists pay a lot of attention to de-prescribing, particularly of anticholinergic medications, and other drugs on the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria list.
The order sets contained zolpidem (Ambien[R]), diphenhydramine (Benadryl[R]), and benzodiazepines, all of which are indexed as a risk for older adults in the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use (American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beer Criteria Update Expert Panel, 2012).
With each new revision of the Beers Criteria, the list of psychotropic medications considered potentially inappropriate in the elderly has grown," researchers led by Donovan T.
Regarding extended use of HT, the NAMS statement breaks with the Beers criteria, saying that routine discontinuation of HT after the age of 65 years "is not supported by data.
Updating the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: results of a US consensus panel of experts.
The Beers criteria list is one of the most frequently applied and adopted explicit screening tools to assess potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIPs).
NSAIDs are listed on the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (AGS, 2015).
Other variables that impact patients' judgment and impulsivity were also considered; confusion is identified by a positive Confusion Assessment Method (Katzman, Brown, Fuld, Schechter, & Schimmel, 1983), and culprit drugs were identified by the Beers criteria (Beers, 1997).
The Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is a guideline for healthcare professionals to help improve the safety of prescribing medications for older adults.