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 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.
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
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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 credit:
Effect of Metformin and Rosiglitazone Combination
Therapy in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled
Educational Objective: To learn that diabetic
patients inadequately controlled with metformin may benefit from taking rosiglitazone
Valvular Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Status Following
Exposure to Dexfenfluramine or Phentermine/FenfluramineArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that aortic
regurgitation may have occurred in association with the use of 2 (withdrawn)
Trends in Medical Use and Abuse of Opioid AnalgesicsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that increasing
use of opioid analgesics to treat pain may not lead to increased emergency
department admissions for opioid abuse.
Comparison of Vignettes, Standardized Patients, and
Chart Abstraction: A Prospective Validation Study of 3 Methods for Measuring
Educational Objective: To learn that physicians'
responses to clinical vignettes may be an accurate measure of the quality
of care they provide.
E5 Murine Monoclonal Antiendotoxin Antibody in Gram-Negative
Sepsis: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that an antibody
against endotoxin may not improve survival for patients with gram-negative
American Medical Malpractice Litigation in Historical
Educational Objective: To understand legal
and medical origins of malpractice litigation.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
April 5, 2000. JAMA. 2000;283(13):1759-1760. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1759