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November 27, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(21):3332. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.21.3332

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:

An Overview of Acute Stroke TherapyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand current and future therapies for stroke.

Physician, Heal Thyself?Article

Educational Objective: To learn about physicians' personal use of preventive sources and the effect of having regular care.

Decade-Long Trends and Factors Associated With Time to Hospital Presentation in Patients With Acute MIArticle

Educational Objective: To document characteristics that cause delay of patients presenting to a hospital with acute myocardial infarction.

Risk Factors for Rising Rates of Primary Liver CancerArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the temporal trends of the risk factors underlying the rising rates of primary liver cancer in the United States.

Zanamivir and Antibiotic Use Following Acute InfluenzaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that early use of a specific antiviral treatment can prevent respiratory events following adolescent influenza.

Clinical Signs and Symptoms Predicting Influenza InfectionArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that antiviral treatment may be appropriate for patients presenting with community-acquired influenza.

Are Patients at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Sicker?Article

Educational Objective: To understand the differences in health status and medical resource use of the VA patient population compared with the general patient population.

Exercise Capacity in Chronic Fatigue SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome exhibit decreased exercise capacity that may be a result of autoimmune disturbances.

Depression and DiabetesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the impact of depressive symptoms on treatment and compliance, functional impairment, and costs in primary care diabetic patients.