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The dangers of ignoring the Beers criteria—the prescribing cascade.

DeRhodes KH. The Dangers of Ignoring the Beers Criteria-The Prescribing Cascade. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):863-864. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1288.

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May 22, 2019
DeRhodes KH. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):863-864.

The Beers criteria serve as a standard guidance to inform prescribing decisions in older patients to protect against adverse drug reactions. Written by a registered pharmacist, this commentary relates insights regarding how use of the Beers criteria could have prevented a misdiagnosis in her elderly mother. The author highlights the responsibilities of pharmacists and prescribers to use the list as appropriate to ensure patient safety.

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DeRhodes KH. The Dangers of Ignoring the Beers Criteria-The Prescribing Cascade. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):863-864. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1288.