Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

January 1, 2019

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Improve medication selection; educate clinicians and patients; reduce adverse drug events; and serve as a tool for evaluating quality of care, cost, and patterns of drug use of older adults.

Target Patient Population

Adults 65 years and older

Target Provider Population

Practicing clinicians

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Hospital, Long term care, Outpatient

Intended Users

Medical assistant, dentist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Counseling, Prevention, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D008508 - Medication Errors, D000067561 - Potentially Inappropriate Medication List, D055118 - Medication Adherence


Beers Criteria, older adult, Potentially Inappropriate Medication (PIM)