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Continuing Medical Education
February 27, 2002

February 27, 2002

JAMA. 2002;287(8):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.287.8.1055
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

Sleep Deprivation and Clinical PerformanceArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To recognize sleep deprivation's impact on physician performance of clinical tasks.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Evaluation of Investigations Conducted to Detect and Prevent Transmission of TuberculosisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand how contacts of patients with tuberculosis are identified and screened for tuberculosis infection or disease.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Predictive Model to Identify Positive Tuberculosis Skin Test Results During Contact InvestigationsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn how tuberculosis contacts may be more efficiently targeted for screening.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Residual Lifetime Risk for Developing Hypertension in Middle-aged Women and Men: The Framingham Heart StudyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about the high risk of developing hypertension by age 55 years.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Effectiveness of Safety Measures Recommended for Prevention of Workplace HomicideArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To compare the effectiveness of environmental and administrative interventions for preventing workplace homicide.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Preimplantation Diagnosis for Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease Caused by V717L MutationArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that preimplantation genetic diagnosis and in vitro fertilization may result in the birth of a child without inherited predisposition to early-onset Alzheimer disease.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Home Visits to Prevent Nursing Home Admission and Functional Decline in Elderly People: Systematic Review and Meta-regression AnalysisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To compare the effectiveness of home visitation programs for preventing functional decline in older adults.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

A 44-Year-Old Woman With Borderline Personality DisorderArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the clinical management of borderline personality disorder.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

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

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