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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

May 18, 2023

Hot off the press is a brand spanking new updated 2023 AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.  The Beers Criteria is one of the most frequently cited reference tools in geriatrics, detailing potentially inappropriate medications to prescribe to older people.

We’ve invited two members who helped update the criteria including Todd Semla and Mike Steinman.   We discuss a little history of the Beers criteria, including the original Beers Criteria that was published by the late Dr. Mark Beers, and how it has evolved over the last three decades.  We also discuss specifics about how to use and not use the Beers Criteria, how medications are selected for inclusion in the criteria, and specifics about certain medications.

And of course, take a deep dive by downloading the JAGS paper on the updated Beers Criteria or any of the great links from AGS including the: