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Continuing Medical Education |

April 24, 2002 FREE

JAMA. 2002;287(16):2153-2154. doi:10.1001/jama.287.16.2153.
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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

Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With HypertensionArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To recognize that undiagnosed hypertension may be discovered in the perioperative period and that treatment may improve outcomes.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Dairy Consumption, Obesity, and the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Young Adults: The CARDIA StudyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that increased dairy consumption may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes for overweight adults.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Patient and Caregiver Characteristics and Nursing Home Placement in Patients With DementiaArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that caregiver as well as patient characteristics may determine how soon nursing home placement follows a diagnosis of dementia.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Evaluation of Restorative Care vs Usual Care for Older Adults Receiving an Acute Episode of Home CareArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that home care outcomes for older adults may be improved by changing the structure and goals of home care.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Survival of Blacks and Whites After a Cancer DiagnosisArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that modest cancer-specific survival differences for blacks and whites treated comparably for similar-stage cancer are unlikely to be due to differences in race-specific cancer biology.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The 2001 Bethesda System: Terminology for Reporting Results of Cervical CytologyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the development of standard terminology for reporting results of cervical cytology.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

2001 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women With Cervical Cytological AbnormalitiesArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the development of guidelines for clinical management of women with cervical cytological abnormalities.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

A 60-Year-Old Woman Trying to Discontinue Hormone Replacement TherapyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the clinical management of hormone therapy.

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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