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2015 AGS Beers Criteria
Purpose : Decision aid for supporting medication review.
Admin time : Highly operator dependent - 5 mins for an expert, up to 20-30 mins
User Friendly : Low-Moderate
Administered by : GP, Physician, Community pharmacist
Content : It consists of a series of medications to avoid related to common problems in prescribing for older people generally, and in relation to particular medical conditions. Several of the medications are specific to the USA.
Author : American Geriatrics Society 2015 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel
Copyright 2015 : AGS (American Geriatrics Society)
Updated Beers Criteria are regularly published (approximately every 3 years) online by the American Geriatrics Society .
As of 2019, the AGS (American Geriatrics Society) Beers Criteria® is no longer free to access and distribute, and is thus no longer included in this toolkit.
Key Principles to Guide Optimal Use
of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2015 Beers Criteria
IHow to use the AGS 2015 Beers Criteria
A Guide for Patients, Clinicians, Health Systems, and Payors
The Beers Criteria are a valuable tool for clinical care and quality improvement but may be misinterpreted and implemented in ways that cause unintended harms. This article describes the intended role of the 2015 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria 2015 and provides guidance on how patients, clinicians, health systems, and payors should use them.
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