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Archives CME
February 14, 2000

Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(3):397-398. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.3.397
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 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 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 only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit

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.

CME Evaluation

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.

Statement of Educational Purpose

For a complete description of the ARCHIVES' mission statement, please refer to the table of contents.

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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Internal Medicine

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Hypertension in the Elderly: Can We Improve Results of Therapy?Article

Educational Objective: To learn approaches for better control of hypertension in the elderly.

The Role of Spiral Volumetric Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary EmbolismArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the role of spiral volumetric computed tomography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

Ten-Year Trends in Hospital Care for Congestive Heart Failure: Improved Outcomes and Increased Use of ResourcesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the changes in hospital mortality of congestive heart failure and the reasons for improved outcomes.

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: Adherence to the 1995 American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Guidelines for Surgical PatientsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about adherence to the American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Guidelines for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in various surgical procedures.

Sex Bias and Underutilization of Lipid-Lowering Therapy in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease at Academic Medical Centers in the United States and CanadaArticle

Educational Objective: To inform clinicians and medical researchers about the relatively low treatment rates of hyperlipidemia among women with coronary artery disease.

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, Calcium Channel Blockers, and Breast CancerArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the lack of association between the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and calcium channel blockers with the development of breast cancer.

A Nationwide Study of Decisions to Forego Life-Prolonging Treatment in Dutch Medical PracticeArticle

Educational Objective: To understand issues related to the withholding or withdrawing of life-prolonging treatment in the Netherlands.

Marked Declines in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Related Mortality in Chicago in Women, African Americans, Hispanics, Young Adults, and Injection Drug Users, From 1995 Through 1997Article

Educational Objective: To understand that human immunodeficiency virus–related mortality has declined.

Autopsy Consent Practice at US Teaching Hospitals: Results of a National SurveyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about issues related to the decline in autopsy rates.

Hypercoagulable States in Primary Upper-Extremity Deep Vein ThrombosisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the role of hypercoagulability states in the development of upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis.

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