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
this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to
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:
Major Cardiovascular Events in Hypertensive Patients
Randomized to Doxazosin vs ChlorthalidoneArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that an α-adrenergic
blocking drug had higher risk of combined cardiovascular disease events than
a diuretic in treating hypertension.
The Relationship Between Managed Care Insurance and
Use of Lower-Mortality Hospitals for CABG SurgeryArticle
Educational Objective: To compare use of lower-mortality
hospitals by managed care and fee-for-service patients.
Enduring Effects of Nurse Home Visitation on Maternal
Life Course: A 3-Year Follow-up of a Randomized TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the health
benefits of home visits for new mothers may persist for years.
The Effect of Organized Systems of Trauma Care on
Motor Vehicle Crash MortalityArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that mature
trauma systems may reduce motor vehicle crash mortality.
Ketoconazole for Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury
and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that ketoconazole
may not be an effective treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The Case Against Anergy Testing as a Routine Adjunct
to Tuberculin Skin TestingArticle
Educational Objective: To learn why anergy
testing may not be useful for tuberculosis screening or diagnosis.
Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology:
A Proposal for ReportingArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the recommendations
of experts for reporting meta-analyses of observational studies.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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