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Continuing Medical Education
March 24/31, 1999

March 24/31, 1999

JAMA. 1999;281(12):1143-1144. doi:10.1001/jama.281.12.1143
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

Technical and Clinical Progress in TelemedicineArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the current capability and the future of telemedicine.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Managed Care and Physicians' Provision of Charity CareArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that physicians who participate in managed care plans may provide less charity care than other physicians.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Market Forces and Unsponsored Research in Academic Health CentersArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that academic health centers often fund some of their own research.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Risk Factors for Parvovirus B19 Infection in PregnancyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about risk factors for parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Pregnancy Outcome Following Gestational Exposure to Organic Solvents: A Prospective Controlled StudyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Ojective: To learn about the risk of organic solvent exposure during pregnancy.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Accuracy of Data in Abstracts of Published Research ArticlesArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that medical journal abstracts may often be inaccurate or incomplete.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Prevention of a First Stroke: A Review of Guidelines and a Multidisciplinary Consensus Statement From the National Stroke AssociationArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the recommendations of a panel of experts for the prevention of stroke.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

An 87-Year-Old Woman Taking a BenzodiazepineArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the risks and benefits of benzodiazepine therapy for older adults.

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