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:
Changes in Breast Density Associated With Initiation,
Discontinuation, and Continuing Use of Hormone Replacement TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that breast
density may increase with initiation of hormone replacement therapy and decrease
with discontinuation of therapy.
Effectiveness of a Mass Immunization Campaign Against
Serogroup C Meningococcal Disease in QuebecArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the efficacy
of serogroup C meningococcal vaccine.
Effect of Improved Glycemic Control on Health Care
Costs and UtilizationArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that health
care cost savings may be associated with better glycemic control for persons
One-Year Survival Following Early Revascularization
for Cardiogenic ShockArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that early
revascularization may improve 1-year survival for patients with myocardial
infarction and cardiogenic shock.
Interferon and Ribavirin vs Interferon Alone in the
Re-treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Previously Nonresponsive to Interferon:
A Meta-analysis of Randomized TrialsArticle
Educational Objective: To review the risks
and benefits of interferon plus ribavirin vs interferon re-treatment for patients
with hepatitis C previously unresponsive to interferon alone.
Factors Associated With the Health Care Utilization
of Homeless PersonsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that health
insurance may improve homeless persons' access to health care and decrease
their reliance on acute hospital-based care.
Protecting the Privacy of Family Members in Survey
and Pedigree ResearchArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the ethical
issues involved in survey and pedigree research.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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