Journal Article

Use of the Beers criteria to predict adverse drug reactions among first-visit elderly outpatients.

Chang CM; Liu PY; Yang YH; Yang YC; Wu CF; Lu FH.

The investigators surveyed 882 elderly outpatients in order to determine if the Beers criteria can predict adverse drug reactions (ADRs). They found a positive relationship between potentially inappropriate drug prescribing, as defined by the criteria, and ADRs.