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April 28, 1999

Educating PatientsOne-Year Anniversary of the JAMA Patient Page

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dr Glass is Interim Coeditor, JAMA, Mr Molter is Director, Department of Science News, and Ms Hwang is Writer, JAMA Patient Page, American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.

JAMA. 1999;281(16):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.281.16.1544

This issue marks the 1-year anniversary of the JAMA Patient Page. In April 1998, JAMA launched the Patient Page as a public service to provide physicians with a tool to assist them in effectively communicating medical information to their patients.1 The Patient Page always appears as the last editorial page in each issue, just inside the back cover, and the topic is linked to 1 or more articles in the issue.

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