Consider the New Beers Criteria When Prescribing Meds for 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.
Individualize care based on your patient's risks and benefits. And keep in mind, use of high-risk meds in seniors is a CMS quality measure.