Save the Date for the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 9th International Conference!

November 6-8 2016, Loew's Hollywood, Los Angeles CA


SIDM-Initiated IOM Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, Is Released

Better Outcomes Through Better Diagnosis

As patients, clinicians, researchers, educators, insurers, and healthcare professionals, we seek to understand the nature, causes, and remedies for diagnostic errors. Our ultimate goal is to reduce misdiagnosis-related harm and ensuring that diagnosis is timely, accurate, reliable, efficient, and safe.

Diagnostic error is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims in the US, and is estimated to cause 40,000-80,000 deaths annually. One in every ten diagnoses is wrong and one in every thousand ambulatory diagnostic encounters result in harm.

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is committed to:

  • Encouraging research
  • Promoting education, and
  • Building awareness

…among all the stakeholder groups that can have impact.

To accomplish this goal, SIDM seeks collaboration with individuals, organizations, institutions and associations who share our vision for improving patient safety and healthcare delivery for patients and their families. There is much work to be done; we need your help and support.

Please join us.



The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is raising funds to conduct a national outreach campaign to bring attention to the IOM report being released on 9/22/2015. We have established a Coalition of major organization to work with us. We were fortunate to receive a generous pledge of $100,000 with an additional $75,000 in matching funds.  We set out to raise this money and just before the report release, we have achieved it.  However more funds are needed to keep it going.  Please visit our campaign page for more information and our list of donors and give as much as you can.