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Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no
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mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of
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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
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
Differences in Preferences for Neonatal Outcomes Among Health
Care Professionals, Parents,
Educational Objective: To learn that teenaged survivors of
neonatal intensive care and their parents may rate their quality of
life higher than neonatal physicians and nurses.
Long-term Intake of Dietary Fiber and Decreased Risk of Coronary
Heart Disease Among WomenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that women may reduce their
risk of coronary heart disease by eating high-fiber food.
Glycemic Control With Diet, Sulfonylurea, Metformin, or Insulin
in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Progressive Requirement
for Multiple Therapies (UKPDS 49)Article
Educational Objective: To understand the difficulty in
achieving long-term glycemic control with diabetic monotherapies.
Effect of Oral Androstenedione on Serum Testosterone and
Adaptations to Resistance Training in Young Men: A Randomized
Educational Objective: To learn the effects and risks of
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: XVII. How to Use
Guidelines and Recommendations About ScreeningArticle
Educational Objective: To learn how to evaluate the risks and
benefits of screening tests.
Geographic Variation in Physician Visits for Uninsured Children:
The Role of the Safety NetArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that children's access
to medical care varies by state of residence.
June 2, 1999. JAMA. 1999;281(21):2057-2058. doi:10.1001/jama.281.21.2057