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Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

2015 AGS Beers Criteria

Pocket Guide

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.

2015 AGS Beers Criteria : pocket guide

Key Principles to Guide Optimal Use

of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2015 Beers Criteria

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How 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.


This Tool is used in the Medication Review

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The Medication Review is one of 5 sub-domains of the

 Medical Assessment

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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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