Use Beers Criteria to Update Your High-Risk Readmission Screening Tool
You'll see renewed focus on appropriate med use in patients 65 and older...due to updated Beers Criteria from the Am Geriatrics Society.
The revised list includes new drugs...highlights harmful med combos...and provides guidance on when renal dose adjustments are needed.
Consider incorporating these guidelines into your EHR's high-risk readmission stratification tool. But think of them as a "warning light"...NOT a "stop sign."