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.
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
CME Hiatus: CME will be suspended between July and
December 2002. Beginning in early 2003, we will offer CME online). We apologize
for the interruption.
Evolving Treatment Strategies for EpilepsyArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize that there
are new treatment modalities for patients with seizures.
Patient Complaints and Malpractice RiskArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that records
of patient complaints may be used to assess physicians' risk of being sued
Respiratory Infections WithPseudomonas aeruginosain Children With Cystic Fibrosis:
Early Detection by Serology and Assessment of Risk FactorsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that antibody
testing can provide early diagnosis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in young children with cystic fibrosis.
Rupture Rate of Large Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in
Patients Refusing or Unfit for Elective RepairArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the rate of
rupture of large abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Correlation of Quality Measures With Estimates of
Treatment Effect in Meta-analyses of Randomized Controlled TrialsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that quality
scores are not reliably associated with the magnitude of treatment effect
in randomized trials.
Using Tobacco-Industry Marketing Research to Design
More Effective Tobacco-Control CampaignsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how knowledge
of tobacco industry marketing tactics may be used to prevent smoking.
Tobacco Advertising in the United States: A Proposal
for a Constitutionally Acceptable Form of RegulationArticle
Educational Objective: To understand a proposal
for reducing smoking rates by increasing the regulation of tobacco advertising.
Temporal Arteritis: A Cough, Toothache, and Tongue
Educational Objective: To review the diagnosis
and treatment of temporal arteritis.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
June 12, 2002. JAMA. 2002;287(22):3017-3018. doi:10.1001/jama.287.22.3017