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 AGS Beers Criteria®. Originally conceived of by the late Mark Beers, MD (a geriatrician), the AGS Beers Criteria® list catalogues medications that cause side effects in the elderly due to the physiologic changes of aging. Last updated in 2019, the AGS Beers Criteria® 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 AGS Beers Criteria® 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 PUBLIC COMMENT
The AGS is seeking public feedback of the draft AGS Beers Criteria®. It will accept public comments until Friday, December 9th at 5pm ET.
Comments should be submitted using the comment form linked 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.