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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

2019 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 2019 : As of 2019, the AGS (American Geriatrics Society) Beers Criteria® is no longer free to access and distribute

Updated Beers Criteria are regularly published (approximately every 3 years) online by the American Geriatrics Society .

2019 AGS Beers Criteria

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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