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Public Comment Period for AGS Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

ABOUT THE AGS BEERS CRITERIA UPDATE

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has convened an expert panel, with representatives from the fields of medicine, pharmacy and nursing to update the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.  Originally conceived of by the late Mark Beers, MD (a geriatrician), the Beers list catalogues medications that cause side effects in the elderly due to the physiologic changes of aging. Last updated in 2012, the List is divided into two primary groups: a list of medications considered potentially inappropriate independent of diseases/conditions, and a list of medications considered potentially inappropriate when used in older adults with common diseases or conditions.  The Beers List is intended to be used by physicians and healthcare providers who treat older adults, to inform the appropriate and safe use of pharmaceutical agents in complex older patients.

DRAFT AGS BEERS CRITERIA UPDATE OPEN FOR PUBLLIC COMMENT
The AGS is seeking public feedback on the draft AGS Updated  Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.  It will accept public comments until 5pm.

Comments should be submitted using the comment form below. To facilitate the review process, we ask that comments submitted be as specific as possible, specifying line numbers in the draft document when applicable and providing sources or citations where possible.  

If you have any questions or are having difficulties using the online form, please contact Mary Jordan Samuel at mjsamuel@americangeriatrics.org

DRAFT AGS Beers Criteria
Click here to view the draft Criteria

AGS Beers Criteria Comment Form
Click here to submit comments on the Criteria

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