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July 24, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(14):2228-2229. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.14.2228

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 credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group, tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; 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:

Disclosure and Prevention of Medical ErrorsArticle

Educational Objective: To develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the ethical issues raised by the commission of medical errors.

Association Between Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding/PerforationArticle

Educational Objective: To understand population groups at high risk for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug gastrotoxicity.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Noncompliance With Medical Treatment: Meta-analysis of the Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Patient AdherenceArticle

Educational Objective: To understand patient depression as a risk factor for medical noncompliance.

Associations of General and Abdominal Obesity With Multiple Health Outcomes in Older Women: The Iowa Women's Health StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of obesity and fat distribution as risk factors for mortality in older women.

Epidemiology of Restless Legs Symptoms in AdultsArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the prevalence and impact of restless legs symptoms in adults.

A Randomized Trial of Improved Weight Loss With a Prepared Meal Plan in Overweight and Obese Patients: Impact on Cardiovascular Risk ReductionArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the value of prepared meal plans in decreasing weight and cardiovascular risk in obese patients.

Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women With Primary HyperparathyroidismArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the effect of hormone replacement therapy on bone loss in postmenopausal women with primary hyperparathyroidism.

Identifying Patients for Weight-Loss Treatment: An Empirical Evaluation of the NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel Treatment RecommendationsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the clinical utility of the NHLBI OEIEP treatment algorithm to identify patients in need of weight-loss treatment.

Effects of Walking Training on Weight Maintenance After a Very-Low-Energy Diet in Premenopausal Obese Women: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the role of physical activity in weight maintenance after weight reduction.