Author Affiliations: Dr Glass is Interim Coeditor, JAMA, Mr Molter is Director, Department of Science News, and Ms Hwang is Writer, JAMA Patient Page, American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.
This issue marks the 1-year anniversary of the JAMA Patient Page. In April 1998,
JAMA launched the Patient Page as a public service to provide
physicians with a tool to assist them in effectively communicating
medical information to their patients.1 The Patient Page
always appears as the last editorial page in each issue, just inside
the back cover, and the topic is linked to 1 or more articles in the
Glass RM, Molter J, Hwang MY. Educating PatientsOne-Year Anniversary of the JAMA Patient Page. JAMA. 1999;281(16):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.281.16.1544