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Continuing Medical Education
March 10, 1999

March 10, 1999

JAMA. 1999;281(10):959-960. doi:10.1001/jama.281.10.959
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

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 activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

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, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

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.

Statement of Educational Purpose

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 title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

New Horizons in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the KneeArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the outcomes of new procedures for knee osteoarthritis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Influenza-Associated Morbidity and Mortality in Young and Middle-Aged WomenArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that chronically ill women may be at increased risk of death due to influenza.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in Health Care Professionals: A Randomized TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that annual influenza vaccination may protect health care professionals from illness and lost work days.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Association of Dietary Intake of Fat and Fatty Acids With Risk of Breast CancerArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that lower fat intake may not decrease the risk of breast cancer.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Plaque Rupture and Sudden Death Related to Exertion in Men With Coronary Artery DiseaseArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that one mechanism of sudden death during exertion may be acute plaque rupture.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

A Cluster of Transfusion-Associated Babesiosis Cases Traced to a Single Asymptomatic DonorArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand that babesiosis may be transmitted by blood transfusion.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Postexposure Chemoprophylaxis for Occupational Exposures to the Human Immunodeficiency VirusArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the rationale for postexposure chemoprophylaxis of health care workers exposed to HIV.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Medical Futility in End-of-Life Care: Report of the Council on Ethical and Judicial AffairsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about a process for families and physicians to make decisions about futile intervention.

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