Skip to content

Beers Criteria Checking and Clinical Decision Support post

07/27/2009

I have thought the checking of inappropriate medications with Beers and the lesser known Zhan Criteria was ano brainer with CDS in ePrescribing and inpatient CPOE.   All of the drugs in the criteria make no sense to be given to elderly folks and have alternatives that are less likely to cause adverse events  This article and related editorial gives a needed pause and gut check prior to implementing a wide CDS intervention.  I still think it is the right thing to do, just proceed with caution and understanding.

Agreement Between Drugs-to-Avoid Criteria and Expert Assessments of Problematic Prescribing

http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/14/1326?etoc

Agreement Between Drugs-to-Avoid Criteria and Expert Assessments of Problematic Prescribing—Invited Commentary

http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/169/14/1332?etoc

Posted via email

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: