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Continuing Medical Education
November 10, 1999

November 10, 1999

JAMA. 1999;282(18):1787-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.282.18.1787
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

High-Dose Chemotherapy for Breast CancerArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that evidence is still unclear regarding the proper role for this therapy.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Hepatitis B Vaccination Among Children in Inner-City Public Housing, 1991-1997Article

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about HBV vaccine coverage in one group of impoverished urban children.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Clinical and Angiographic Characteristics of Exertion-Related Acute Myocardial InfarctionArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that exertion-related myocardial infarction may often occur during unaccustomed physical activity.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Validation and Utility of a Self-report Version of PRIME-MD: The PHQ Primary Care StudyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the validity of a patient health questionnaire to detect mental disorders.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Control of Endemic Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureus: A Cost-Benefit Analysis in an Intensive Care UnitArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the value of an isolation strategy for control of endemic MRSA.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Problems in the Design and Reporting of Trials of Antifungal Agents Encountered During Meta-analysisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand that clinical trial data may be difficult to obtain and interpret.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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