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Why was the Beers Criteria created?

Why was the Beers Criteria created?

Recently, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers criteria were unveiled as a measure of potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. We thought it would be timely and relevant to comment on this updated quality measure for medication use.

When was Beers Criteria created?

VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY: The AGS Beers Criteria® was developed in 2012 using an evidence-based approach which substantially followed the Institute of Medicine standards for evidence and transparency, including a peer and public review of the draft.

Who created the Beers Criteria?

Mark Beers, MD
First developed by Mark Beers, MD, and colleagues in 1991, these lists have been staples of care for nearly three decades. They were transitioned to the AGS—a nonprofit society of some 6,000 experts in care for older people—in 2011.

What is the purpose of the Beers Criteria quizlet?

Beers Criteria is a guideline for health care professionals to help improve the safety of prescription medications for older adults. It involves potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults.

Is the Beers list evidence-based?

Thankfully, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) maintains a list called the Beers Criteria, an evidence-based collection of medications that seniors may want to avoid, or at least use with caution under the supervision of a health professional.

When was the Beers Criteria last updated?

In January 2019, AGS published the latest update to the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. This update includes specific recommendations for a medication or therapeutic class that should not be considered or should be used with caution in older adults.

Which of the following sulfonylureas is on the Beers criteria and avoid among elderly patients?

In 2015, glimepiride, the newest sulfonylurea, was added to the Beers Criteria because of its unpredictability and propensity to cause hypoglycemia in older adults. Glimepiride and other longer-acting sulfonylureas should be avoided in older adults.

Which medication is listed on the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults quizlet?

Meperidine is included in the Beers Criteria to always avoid in older adults for several reasons.

How Beers Criteria work?

The Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, commonly called the Beers List, are guidelines for healthcare professionals to help improve the safety of prescribing medications for older adults 65 years and older in all except palliative setting.

Why is it called the Beers list?

The list was introduced in 1991 to improve the quality of care for older adults. It is named after the geriatrician Mark H. Beers, MD, who worked with a panel of experts to develop a list of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older adults in the early 1990s.

Which medication is listed in the Beers Criteria?

Several medications included in sections of the Beers Criteria are frequently used in clinical urology, including nitrofurantoin, the alpha1 blocker medications, and the antimuscarinic anticholinergic medications for the treatment of urge incontinence and overactive bladder.

How often is the Beers Criteria updated?

3-year cycle
Since 2011, the AGS has been the steward of the criteria and has produced updates on a 3-year cycle that began in 2012. 1,2 The AGS Beers Criteria® are an explicit list of PIMs that are typically best avoided by older adults in most circumstances or under specific situations, such as in certain diseases or conditions.

Are benzodiazepines on Beers Criteria?

The Beers criteria stipulate a maximum daily dose for short-acting benzodiazepines, with doses above the maximum considered potentially inappropriate.

What is the Beers Criteria for older adults?

The Beers Criteria was first published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in 1991 as a list of potentially inappropriate medications to use in older adults (Beers et al., 1991 ). Publication of the 2018 update is pending ( American Geriatrics Society, 2018 ).

What are the AGS Beers Criteria?

The AGS Beers Criteria are widely used by health care providers, researchers, and educators but are intended primarily for practicing clinicians to manage and improve the care of adults ages 65 years and older. American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.

What is the goal of the Beers Criteria?

The ultimate goal of the Beers Criteria and associated initiatives is to improve the care of our older adult patients. American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel.

When did the AGS Beers list come out?

The 2012 AGS Beers Criteria was released in February 2012 via publication in the early online edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The most recent update to the Beers criteria was completed in 2019. Drugs listed on the Beers List are categorized according to risks for negative outcomes.