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Table 2 Comparison of basic characteristics and the ability to detect PIMs between the Beers criteria vs. Hong Kong-specific criteria

From: Comparison of adaptive versions of the Hong Kong-specific criteria and 2015 Beers criteria for assessing potentially inappropriate medication use in Hong Kong older patients

Characteristics Beers criteria Hong Kong-specific criteria
Year 2015 2019
Country USA Hong Kong, China
No. of PIMs independent of diagnoses 113 76
No. (%) of adaptive PIMs independent of diagnoses 26 (23.0%) 34 (44.7%)
No. of PIMs considering specific conditions 50 87
No. (%) of adaptive PIMs considering specific conditions 44 (88.0%) 66 (75.9%)
No. (%) of patients exposed to adaptive PIMs independent of diagnoses 228,966 (46.8%) 235,397 (48.1%)
No. (%) of patients exposed to adaptive PIMs considering specific medical conditions 24,144 (4.9%) 35,568 (7.3%)
Total no. (%) of patients exposed to at least one PIM 232,445 (47.5%) 241,982 (49.5%)