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inappropriate medication use in older adults

AGS Beers Criteria® (2019 Update): Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

AGS Beers Criteria® (2019 Update): Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

By identifying medications that have the potential to harm our elderly patients, we can proactively prevent medication-related harm. Given that more than 90% of older patients use at least one prescription drug, and more than 66% use three or more drugs, it is crucial that we prevent harm by avoiding those drugs which are inappropriate for use in our geriatric population.