Use the New Beers Criteria to Evaluate Med Use in Older Adults

You'll see more focus on appropriate med use in adults over 65...as the Beers Criteria from the Am Geriatrics Soc catch up with the evidence.

Continue thinking of these guidelines as a "yellow warning light" to use caution with some meds...NOT a "red stop sign" to always avoid them.

Expect to eventually see the changes reflected in payer alerts...and Medicare Part D quality measures, including an emphasis on polypharmacy.

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