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
Progress in the Treatment of Rheumatoid ArthritisArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the new
concepts in pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Identification and Fracture Outcomes of Undiagnosed
Low Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women: Results From the National
Osteoporosis Risk AssessmentArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about risk
factors for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture.
Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Community-Dwelling
Elderly: Findings From the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that elderly
patients with poor health and more prescriptions may be more likely to receive
Lack of Clinical Significance of Early Ischemic Changes
on Computed Tomography in Acute StrokeArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that stroke
patients may benefit from rt-PA treatment regardless of early ischemic changes.
Guided Medication Dosing for Inpatients With Renal
Educational Objective: To learn that a computerized
order entry system may improve dose and frequency prescribing for patients
with renal insufficiency.
Epidemic Increase in Childhood Overweight, 1986-1998Article
Educational Objective: To learn that the greatest
increases in childhood overweight prevalence may be among Hispanics and African
Sex Differences in Cardiac Catheterization: The Role
of Physician GenderArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that physician
sexual bias may not account for differences in cardiac procedure use by patient
Psychiatric Issues in the Management of Patients With
Educational Objective: To review the multidisciplinary
clinical management of HIV-infected patients with mental illness.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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