2023 American Geriatric Society update on potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly (Beers List)

Clinical Question

What medications does the American Geriatric Society say are problematic for our elderly patients?

Bottom line

The 2023 AGS Beers List provides many resources to assist in the rational prescribing of medications for our elderly patients. The AGS panel properly encourages us to use these resources judiciously, and to use them to aid shared decision-making. (LOE = 5)

This POEM aligns with the Canadian Geriatric Society’s Choosing Wisely Canada recommendation: Don’t prescribe a medication without conducting a medication reconciliation review, and consider opportunities for deprescribing at interfaces of care.

Study design: Practice guideline

Funding: Self-funded or unfunded

Setting: Various (guideline)

Reviewer

Henry C. Barry, MD, MS
Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


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Comments

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

I learned something new today

Informative

Anonymous

INAPPROPIATE MEDICATIONS IN ELDERLY

GOOD INFORMATIOS

Maxim Kondrashov

use of medications in elderly

very helpful article

Anonymous

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