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Continuing Medical Education |

September 12, 2001 FREE

JAMA. 2001;286(10):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/jama.286.10.1249.
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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 JAMA, 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 CME for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually spent in this 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 available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 1 month 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.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. 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. To accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, 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 JAMA should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices. The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin LymphomaArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about monoclonal antibody therapy, focusing on the use of monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Antibiotic Treatment of Adults With Sore Throat by Community Primary Care PhysiciansArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that primary care physicians frequently prescribe nonrecommended, broad-spectrum antibiotics for sore throat.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Aspirin Use and All-Cause Mortality Among Patients Being Evaluated for Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: A Propensity AnalysisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn which patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease are most likely to have improved survival on aspirin therapy.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The Continuing Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes in the United StatesArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that the prevalences of obesity and diabetes are continuing to increase.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Community-Acquired Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureusin a Rural American Indian CommunityArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus may be circulating beyond nosocomial settings.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Basal Muscle Amino Acid Kinetics and Protein Synthesis in Healthy Young and Older MenArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand that differences in basal muscle protein turnover between elderly and young men may not explain age-related muscle loss.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Establishing Health Care Performance Standards in an Era of ConsumerismArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand how standardized health care performance measures may be developed by a forum of health care providers, payers, and consumers.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Effects of Exercise on Glycemic Control and Body Mass in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the effect of exercise training on glycemic control and weight loss in type 2 diabetes.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
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