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

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(2):227-228. doi:10.1001/archinte.162.2.227.
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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 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.

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.

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Integrative Medicine and Systemic Outcomes Research: Issues in the Emergence of a New Model for Primary Health CareArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the systemic nature of integrated medicine, its distinction from specific complementary and alternative medicine techniques, and its implications for outcomes research on an emergent model of primary health care.

Clinical Outcome and Influencing Factors of a New Short-term Quadruple Therapy forHelicobacter pyloriEradicationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn therapeutic options for eradication of Helicobacter pylori and factors affecting clinical outcome.

Cost-effectiveness of a Single Colonoscopy in Screening for Colorectal CancerArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the efficacy of a single colonoscopy at the age of 65 years.

Ulcer Prevention in Long-term Users of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Results of a Double-blind, Randomized, Multicenter, Active- and Placebo-Controlled Study of Misoprostol vs LansoprazoleArticle

Educational Objective: To compare the role of proton pump inhibitors and misoprostol for the prevention of gastroduodenal ulcers among chronic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug users.

Cost-effectiveness of Gemfibrozil for Coronary Heart Disease Patients With Low Levels of High-Density Lipoprotein CholesterolArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the efficacy and cost benefits of reducing deaths, myocardial infarctions, and strokes among older male patients with coronary heart disease and a low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level.

Health and Economic Outcomes of the Emergence of Third Generation Cephalosporin Resistance inEnterobacterSpeciesArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the effect of the emergence of third-generation cephalosporin resistance in Enterobacter species on mortality, length of hospital stay, and hospital charges.

Use of Oral Antithrombotic Agents Among HMO Members With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that clinicians can achieve high rates of use of antithrombotic agents.

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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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