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Continuing Medical Education
July 25, 2001

July 25, 2001

JAMA. 2001;286(4):479-480. doi:10.1001/jama.286.4.479
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

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 in Other Countries

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.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

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 receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

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 title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Asthma: Prevalence, Pathogenesis, and Prospects for Novel TherapiesArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the epidemiology and etiology of asthma and to learn about novel therapeutic strategies that are based on current concepts of asthma pathogenesis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Estimating Hospital Deaths Due to Medical Errors: Preventability Is in the Eye of the ReviewerArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand that many patients whose deaths were attributed to medical errors may not have survived in good cognitive health if the errors had been prevented.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Albuminuria and Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Death, and Heart Failure in Diabetic and Nondiabetic IndividualsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship of the albumin/creatinine ratio to adverse cardiovascular events.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Neural Mechanisms of Anhedonia in Schizophrenia: A PET Study of Response to Unpleasant and Pleasant OdorsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that emotional disturbances in schizophrenia may result from abnormalities of the central nervous system.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Acute Effects of Passive Smoking on the Coronary Circulation in Healthy Young AdultsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that passive smoking may cause endothelial dysfunction of the coronary circulation in nonsmokers.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Bolus Fibrinolytic Therapy in Acute Myocardial InfarctionArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of bolus fibrinolytic drugs for dissolution of coronary artery thrombosis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

A 28-Year-Old Woman With Panic DisorderArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the clinical management of panic disorder.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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