Updating the beers criteria for potentially inappropriate


Hartford Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the dissemination of the 2012 Beers Criteria.

The 2015 American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults By: Sherry A.

Greenberg, Ph D, RN, GNP-BC, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing Issue Number 16, Revised 2016 Editor-in-Chief: Sherry A.

VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY: The 2012 AGS Updated Beers Criteria was developed using an evidence-based approach which substantially followed the Institute of Medicine standards for evidence and transparency, including a peer and public review of the draft (Fick & Semla, 2012).

The process included a rigorous systematic review of over 2,169 citations.

Each recommendation included a rationale and rating of the quality of evidence and strength of recommendation, using the American College of Physicians’ Guideline Grading System. 2012 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria: New year, new criteria, new perspective.