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 list, known as the Beers List, is a well-established guide to help health care providers avoid medicines that pose greater risks than other available treatments for older patients.
The researchers found that 37 per cent of older Canadians filled one or more prescriptions on the Beers List in 2013.
Those agents, with the sole exception of more-than-once-daily oral iron, are among the 53 medications or medication classes included on the recently overhauled Beers list of potentially inappropriate medications in older adults published by the American Geriatrics Society (2012 Idol: 10.
My problem with the Beers list is that most of us have some patients taking a drug that's on that list because they didn't respond to the first three drugs we used, yet we can't get rid of the Beers list drug because they really need treatment.
This may be a result of the Beers list being somewhat short.
Although there was a decent and frequently updated beers list - that's probably a tad expensive if you insist beer is your thing.
Determine if any current medications are on the Beers List and could be gradually switched to an alternative, safer therapy.
Leonard says the Beers list is not all-inclusive, and some patients may need a medication that appears on the list.
The Beers list is an excellent starting point, but it is an oversimplification, according to Marcus Reidenberg, MD, professor of pharmacology, medicine, and public health at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
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.
7 million visits to physicians' offices or hospital outpatient departments in the year 2000 involved the prescription of at least one drug identified as inappropriate on the Beers list.
The Three Kings cask beers list is Billy Mill Ale, a golden bitter at 4%; Ring of Fire, a 4.