Updating the beers criteria for potentially inappropriate isotope of carbon dating
Older adult patient’s (age ≥ 65 years) who were treated in the ambulatory care setting were included.
PIMs use was defined using the 2015 Beers criteria.
This study included 4073 older adults with a mean age of 72.6 (± 6.2) years.
The majority of the study population was female (56.8%).
The second study was carried among older patients who visited family medicine clinics and patients who received home health care program .
This, therefore, is potentially associated with an increase in the use of multiple drugs (polypharmacy) to well manage these comorbidities or to prevent associated complications .Therefore, this study aimed to examine PIMs use among older patients using the 2015 Beers criteria.A cross-sectional retrospective study using electronic medical records data from a large tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia was conducted.Polypharmacy among older adults is common and consequently older patients are at higher risk of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) use .
PIMs are defined as “medications that should be avoided due to their risk which outweighs their benefit and when there are equally or more effective but lower risk alternatives are available” .
Moreover, certain chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, depression, osteoporosis, and dementia have also been associated with a higher risk of PIMs use compared with older adults who don’t have these chronic conditions [14, 15].