The American Medical Association was established in 1847 with the goals of scientific advancement, standards for medical education, launching a program of medical ethics, and improved public health. The Journal of the American Medical Association was first published in 1883. In 1906, the AMA published the first American Medical Directory listing over 128,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. and Canada, and in 1927, the AMA Council on Medical Education and Hospitals published the first list of hospitals approved for residency training. In 1966, the AMA published the first edition of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), a system of standardized terms for medical procedures used for documentation. Today it publishes widely in the areas of CPT, ICD-9/ICD-10, HCPCS, Medicare rules and guidelines, and coding conventions, as well as medical ethics, impairment and disability assessment, and practice management.
The American Medical Association has been a participating publisher in Doody’s Review Service since our founding in 1993. We have received 393 AMA titles since then, and have published reviews of 153 of them. In the past year, we’ve received nine AMA titles. Doody’s Core Titles 2016 features four AMA titles, including an Essential Purchase title in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition.