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 Archives of Internal Medicine, 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 continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Internal Medicine issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the 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 only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks 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 the Archives of Internal Medicine. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
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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. 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 the Archives of Internal Medicine should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Lying for Patients: Physician Deception of Third-Party PayersArticle
Educational Objective: To understand attitudes regarding use of deception to obtain approval for medically necessary care.
A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Remote, Intercessory Prayer on Outcomes in Patients Admitted to the Coronary Care UnitArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the role that prayer may have for coronary care unit patients.
Lack of Effect of Treatment forHelicobacter pylorion Symptoms of Nonulcer DyspepsiaArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that treatment of Helicobacter pylori is not beneficial in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia.
A Prospective Study of Recreational Physical Activity and Breast Cancer RiskArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that women who are physically active have a lower risk of breast cancer.
Economic Evaluation of Outpatient Treatment With Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Proximal Vein ThrombosisArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize that low-molecular-weight heparin may be more cost-effective than regular heparin in patients with proximal venous thrombosis.
A Prospective, Randomized Trial to Assess the Cost Impact of Pharmacist-Initiated InterventionsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the inpatient drug cost savings associated with routine patient-specific intervention by pharmacists.
A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Enhanced Patient Compliance Program forHelicobacter pyloriTherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn factors that effect compliance and how to increase compliance with therapy for Helicobacter pylori.
New Profiles of Diabetic KetoacidosisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that up to 40% of diabetic ketoacidosis occurs in type 2 diabetes.
Meningococcal Disease in a Large Urban Population (Barcelona, Spain, 1987-1992)Article
Educational Objective: To recognize predictors of poor prognosis in meningococcal disease.
Calcium Channel Blockers and Mortality in Elderly Patients With Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To determine the risk of mortality with calcium channel use in elderly patients with an acute myocardial infarction.
Effects of Exercise Training on Older Patients With Major DepressionArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the benefits of exercise training in older patients with depression.
Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(19):2369–2370. doi:10.1001/archinte.159.19.2369