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
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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:
Effects of Mental Stress in Patients With Coronary
Artery Disease: Evidence and Clinical ImplicationsArticle
Educational Objective: To review effects of
stress on clinical outcomes of coronary heart disease.
Association of Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Sleep Apnea,
and Hypertension in a Large Community-Based StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that sleep-disordered
breathing may be associated with hypertension.
Efficacy and Safety of Sertraline Treatment of Posttraumatic
Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that sertraline
may benefit patients with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Estrogen and Progestin, Lipoprotein(a), and the Risk
of Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Events After MenopauseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that hormone
replacement may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease events in postmenopausal
women with high baseline lipoprotein(a) levels.
The Accuracy of Patient History, Wheezing, and Laryngeal
Measurements in Diagnosing Obstructive Airway DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that individual
symptoms and signs may not be diagnostic of obstructive airway disease.
Physician Manipulation of Reimbursement Rules for
Patients: Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that many physicians
may manipulate reimbursement rules to help their patients secure coverage
for needed care.
The Public Release of Performance Data: What Do We
Expect to Gain? A Review of the EvidenceArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the publication
of health care performance data may improve health outcomes.
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature, XXI. Using
Electronic Health Information Resources in Evidence-Based PracticeArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how to
choose and search electronic resources for medical evidence.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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