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.
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.
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:
Better Psychological Functioning and Higher Social Status May Largely Explain the Apparent Health Benefits of Wine: A Study of Wine and Beer Drinking in Young Danish AdultsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that better psychological functioning and higher social status may largely explain the apparent health benefits of wine.
Relationship of Depression to Increased Risk of Mortality and Rehospitalization in Patients With Congestive Heart FailureArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the prevalence and relationship of depression to outcomes of patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure.
Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in WomenArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the inverse association between a prudent dietary pattern and coronary heart disease risk and the positive association with a Western dietary pattern.
Nonsevere Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Correlation Between Cause and Severity or ComorbidityArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the correlation between etiology and severity or comorbidity among patients with nonsevere community-acquired pneumonia.
Religious Struggle as a Predictor of Mortality Among Medically Ill Elderly Patients: A 2-Year Longitudinal StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To improve physician awareness of religious beliefs that may mark patients as high risk for poor medical outcomes.
Diagnostic Patterns and Temporal Trends in the Evaluation of Adult Patients Hospitalized With SyncopeArticle
Educational Objective: To understand diagnostic patterns and trends and the results of specialty consultations in the evaluation of adult patients hospitalized with the principal diagnosis of syncope.
Academic Detailing to Improve Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics at an Academic Medical CenterArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the efficacy of transferable educational intervention for reducing the unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotic use.