Korean J Fam Pract 2020; 10(6): 407-417  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2020.10.6.407
Polypharmacy in Geriatrics and Beers Criteria
Jin-Ho Kim1, Seung-Hwa Lee2,*
1Department of Family Medicine, Saeansan Clinic, Ansan; 2Department of Family Medicine, Seongnam Citizens Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea
Seung-Hwa Lee
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E-mail: fmdoctor@hanmail.net
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1250-8069
Received: May 8, 2020; Accepted: September 23, 2020; Published online: December 20, 2020.
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Abstract
As life expectancy increases, the number of elderly people with chronic diseases has been gradually increasing. As a result, the number of drugs taken has also increased. The purpose of this article is to determine the clinical significance and current status of multi-dose medications and to suggest methods of reducing inappropriate prescriptions through the "American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults 2012."
Keywords: Polypharmacy; Geriatrics; Potentially Inappropriate Medications; Beers Criteria
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