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
Management Changes in Primary HyperparathyroidismArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about new developments
in diagnosing and treating primary hyperparathyroidism.
Ondansetron for Reduction of Drinking Among Biologically
Predisposed Alcoholic PatientsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a serotonergic
drug may benefit patients with early-onset alcoholism.
Low Bone Mineral Density and Risk of Fracture in White
Female Nursing Home ResidentsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that low bone
mineral density may be a risk factor for fracture in nursing home residents.
Association Between Administration of Hepatitis B
Vaccine at Birth and Completion of the Hepatitis B and 4:3:1:3 Vaccine SeriesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that administering
the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at birth may increase the likelihood
of completing the vaccine series.
Quality of Care for Patients With Rheumatoid ArthritisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that primary
care and specialist physicians may have important roles in providing high-quality
health care for patients with arthritis.
Neurological Development of 5-Year-Old Children Receiving
a Low–Saturated Fat, Low-Cholesterol Diet Since Infancy: A Randomized
Educational Objective: To learn that dietary
counseling to prevent atherosclerosis may be compatible with normal neurological
development in young children.
Appropriateness of Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis
Treatment for Animal ExposuresArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that rabies
postexposure prophylaxis may often be given or withheld inappropriately by
emergency physicians in the United States.
Preoperative Radiotherapy for Resectable Rectal Cancer:
Educational Objective: To review the effect
of preoperative radiotherapy on 5-year survival after resection of rectal
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
August 23, 2000. JAMA. 2000;284(8):1035-1036. doi:10.1001/jama.284.8.1035