Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults: Why the Revised Criteria Matter.
Ann Pharmacother. 2016 Apr 15;
Authors: Barenholtz Levy H, Marcus EL
The 2 most widely used explicit criteria regarding inappropriate medication use in older adults are the American Geriatrics Society's Beers Criteria and the Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment (STOPP/START). Both documents were updated recently. They are important educational tools that highlight medications for which risks of use may often exceed benefits in older adults and situations in which potentially appropriate medications should be considered for use. The application of these tools has the potential to significantly affect patient care. Thus, it is important for clinicians to be familiar with both documents.
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