Physicians with current and valid
licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the
selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue
of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom
of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit.
There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME
for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to
1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA
Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for
credit only those hours that were actually spent in this educational
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United
States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live
or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries
are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA
is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada,
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that
are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation
Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding
1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is
then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational
needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of
JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must
complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and
educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and
the betterment of the public health. A flexible curriculum of article
topics is developed annually by THE JOURNAL's
editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with
information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To
accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's
readership, the Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult
learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the
editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of JAMA should be able to
attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at
least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics
of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles'
value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about
how this new information may influence their own practices. The
educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Practice-Based Research Networks Answer Primary Care QuestionsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand
the benefits of primary care research in private practice.
Prognostic Value of the Admission Electrocardiogram in Acute
Educational Objective: To learn that the risk of death and
reinfarction for patients with myocardial ischemia may be predicted
by specific electrocardiographic changes.
Should the Electrocardiogram Be Used to Guide Therapy for
Patients With Left Bundle-Branch Block
and Suspected Myocardial Infarction?Article
Educational Objective: To learn that thrombolysis may be
indicated for stroke prevention in all patients with left bundle-branch block and chest pain.
Stage at Diagnosis and Treatment Patterns Among Older Women With
Breast Cancer: An HMO and Fee-for-Service ComparisonArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that women enrolled in HMOs
who develop breast cancer may be likely to receive appropriate care.
Prevalence and Extent of Atherosclerosis in Adolescents and Young
Adults: Implications for Prevention From the Pathobiological
Determinants of Atherosclerosis in Youth StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that atherosclerosis may
begin by age 15 years.
Increasing Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance Among
Uropathogens Causing Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in WomenArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that empiric therapy for
cystitis should be based, in part, on antibiotic susceptibility data.
An Asymptomatic 41-Year-Old Man With HIV InfectionArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the management of
asymptomatic HIV infection.
February 24, 1999. JAMA. 1999;281(8):769-770. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.769