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
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
Technical and Clinical Progress in TelemedicineArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the current capability and the
future of telemedicine.
Managed Care and Physicians' Provision of Charity CareArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that physicians who
participate in managed care plans may provide less charity care
than other physicians.
Market Forces and Unsponsored Research in Academic Health CentersArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that academic health centers
often fund some of their own research.
Risk Factors for Parvovirus B19 Infection in PregnancyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about risk factors for
parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy.
Pregnancy Outcome Following Gestational Exposure to Organic
Solvents: A Prospective Controlled StudyArticle
Educational Ojective: To learn about the risk of organic
solvent exposure during pregnancy.
Accuracy of Data in Abstracts of Published Research ArticlesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that medical journal abstracts
may often be inaccurate or incomplete.
Prevention of a First Stroke: A Review of Guidelines and a
Multidisciplinary Consensus Statement From the National Stroke
Educational Objective: To learn the recommendations of a panel
of experts for the prevention of stroke.
An 87-Year-Old Woman Taking a BenzodiazepineArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the risks
and benefits of benzodiazepine therapy for older adults.
March 24/31, 1999. JAMA. 1999;281(12):1143-1144. doi:10.1001/jama.281.12.1143