Rationality Of Prescribing Geriatric Patients With Hypertension Using The 2022 Beers Criteria At Northern City Primary Health Care Center – Kediri
Keywords:Beers criteria, Geriatric, Hypertension
Overeating, excessive activity, smoking, and lack of sleep are just a few of the lifestyle choices and habits that can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, which can affect many, especially those over 40. The onset of high blood pressure, sometimes known as hypertension, is one of them. Health care institutions, patients, and society are all harmed by irrational prescribing. The American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria 2022, which was created as a tool of evaluating reasonable prescribing, The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of prescription antihypertensive medications to geriatric patients at Northern City Primary Health Care Center Kediri, using the Beers criteria. This study's methodology is cross sectional descriptive observational research. data gathering from the past on the prescriptions given to elderly patients at at Northern City Primary Health Care Center Kediri in the year 2022. Beers Criteria 2022 of the American Geriatrics Society was used to analyze the samples. The study's findings on drug usage based on the Beers criteria for 2022 revealed that 60.67% of older persons may be using drugs that are potentially inappropriate for them, suggesting that there is possible drug use in geriatrics. 5.33% of medications should be used with caution in patients with geriatric hypertension, and none of them are harmful. Drugs may be used inadvertently in geriatric patients because of interactions with underlying illnesses that can make the condition worse (5.33%).