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Continuing Medical Education
March 15, 2000

March 15, 2000

JAMA. 2000;283(11):1497-1498. doi:10.1001/jama.283.11.1497
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

Causes and Severity of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Internal Carotid Artery StenosisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand that patients with severe carotid artery stenosis may be susceptible to unrelated strokes of cardioembolic and lacunar causes.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Systematic Implementation of an Advance Directive Program in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the benefits of an advance directive program for nursing homes.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Rifampin and Pyrazinamide vs Isoniazid for Prevention of Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Persons: An International Randomized TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To compare the effectiveness of 2 antimicrobial regimens for the prevention of tuberculosis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic ReviewArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the limited evidence for optimal sedation of critically ill patients.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Projected Cost-effectiveness of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination of Healthy Infants and Young ChildrenArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the costs and benefits of routine pneumococcal vaccination in infancy.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Quality Assessment and Meta-analysisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that glucosamine and chondroitin may be effective for osteoarthritis symptoms, but that current evidence is limited and incomplete.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

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

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