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Archives CME
October 8, 2001

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

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(18):2271-2272. doi:10.1001/archinte.161.18.2271

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 Evaluation of Choose to Move 1999: An American Heart Association Physical Activity Program for WomenArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the impact of Choose to Move, a self-help lifestyle intervention, on women's physical activity, diet, and knowledge about heart disease and stroke.

Gallstone Disease and Related Risk Factors in Patients With Crohn Disease: Analysis of 330 Consecutive CasesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that gallstone disease is significantly more frequent in patients with Crohn disease than in the general population.

Comparison of the Oral Direct Thrombin Inhibitor Ximelagatran With Enoxaparin as Prophylaxis Against Venous Thromboembolism After Total Knee Replacement: A Phase 2 Dose-Finding StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the optimum dose of the novel oral direct thrombin inhibitor H 376/95 as prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism after total knee replacement.

Costs of Hepatitis CArticle

Educational Objective: To provide an estimate of the costs of hepatitis C, well grounded in methodology and with assumptions made explicit, that will inform the debate on health policy for the disease.

Comparison of Exercise Test Scores and Physician Estimation in Determining Disease ProbabilityArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that exercise test scores can be equivalent to expert cardiologists' estimation and can aid physician decision making.