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American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.
2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67:674-694.
The Beers criteria serve as standard guidance for clinicians to prevent potentially inappropriate prescribing in patients age 65 years and older. This update of the Beers criteria examined current evidence to determine changes required to keep the recommendations in step with current practice and knowledge. Nearly 70 modifications have been made to the 2015 set.
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Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: a best practices guideline from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society.
Chow WB, Rosenthal RA, Merkow RP, Ko CY, Esnaola NF. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215:453-466.
This guideline describes recommendations for preoperative assessment of elderly surgical patients, including risk factors for postoperative delirium and pulmonary complications, to enhance safety and reduce readmissions.