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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group, fax:(312)269-1636.
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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:
Educational Objective: To understand the pathogenesis and treatment of unstable angina.
Why Do Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Not Receive Warfarin?Article
Educational Objective: To learn about utilization practices regarding warfarin use in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Higher Risk of Venous Thrombosis During Early Use of Oral Contraceptives in Women With Inherited Clotting DefectsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the risk of oral contraceptive use in women with inherited clotting defects.
Effects of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Digoxin on Health Outcomes of Very Old Patients With Heart FailureArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and digoxin in very old patients with heart failure.
Attitudes and Practices Concerning the End of LifeArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about differences between US and the Netherlands physicians with respect to end of life issues.
Organizational and Financial Characteristics of Health Plans: Are They Related to Primary Care Performance?Article
Educational Objective: To document any differences in primary care performed related to organizational and financial characteristics of health plans.
Effect of Alendronate on Limited-Activity Days and Bed-Disability Days Caused by Back PainArticle
Educational Objective: To learn of the benefit of alendronate in postmenopausal women with back pain and vertebral fractures.
Invasive Pneumococcal Infection in Baltimore, MdArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that young black urban males have a higher risk of invasive pneumococcal disease than whites.
Understanding Physician Adherence With a Pneumonia Practice Guideline: Effects of Patient, System, and Physician FactorsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the wide variety of factors that are associated with non-compliance to a pneumonia practice guideline.
Are Genetic Influences on Peptic Ulcer Dependent or Independent of Genetic Influences forHelicobacter pyloriInfection?Article
Educational Objective: To learn the importance of genetic factors in the development of peptic ulcer disease.
Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(1):121. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.1.121