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:
Asthma: Prevalence, Pathogenesis, and Prospects for
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.
Estimating Hospital Deaths Due to Medical Errors:
Preventability Is in the Eye of the ReviewerArticle
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.
Albuminuria and Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Death,
and Heart Failure in Diabetic and Nondiabetic IndividualsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the relationship
of the albumin/creatinine ratio to adverse cardiovascular events.
Neural Mechanisms of Anhedonia in Schizophrenia: A
PET Study of Response to Unpleasant and Pleasant OdorsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that emotional
disturbances in schizophrenia may result from abnormalities of the central
Acute Effects of Passive Smoking on the Coronary Circulation
in Healthy Young AdultsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that passive
smoking may cause endothelial dysfunction of the coronary circulation in nonsmokers.
Bolus Fibrinolytic Therapy in Acute Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the efficacy
and safety of bolus fibrinolytic drugs for dissolution of coronary artery
A 28-Year-Old Woman With Panic DisorderArticle
Educational Objective: To review the clinical
management of panic disorder.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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