The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is the only organization focused exclusively on reducing diagnostic error in medicine. Through outreach, dialogue, research and education, SIDM sets the quality and safety agenda for improving diagnosis. And when you donate to SIDM, you help lead the way to better healthcare for everyone. Thank you in advance for your support!

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For a contribution of $100 or more you will receive these important benefits:

  • Free access to DIAGNOSIS, SIDM’s Official Peer-Reviewed Journal published by DeGruyter (a $149 value).
  • ImproveDx, our bimonthly newsletter.

  • Subscription to our Listserv if you would like to join the conversation. Listserv participants – physicians, researchers, patients, patient advocates, and healthcare providers – are part of an ongoing and robust email discussion, interaction and professional collaboration on topics relevant to diagnostic error in medicine.
  • Free access to the presentations of our DEM conferences beyond 60 days of the conference.

Individual Memberships

For an annual contribution of $100, you will receive the important benefits listed above.

If you are a patient, family member of someone who has experienced diagnostic errors or a medical student or resident, for an annual contribution of $50 or more, you will receive the benefits listed above.

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Only through the support of corporate sponsors and donations can SIDM continue its efforts to catalyze and lead change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm. 

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Health Institutions/Organizations View

For hospitals, health systems, clinics, physician groups, professional societies and healthcare associations, different contribution levels offer additional benefits.

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Bowen JL. Educational strategies to promote clinical diagnostic reasoning. New England Journal of Medicine. 2006.

A concise introduction to problem representation, illness scripts, and the compare and contrast strategy that characterizes clinical decision making.

Catherine Lucey "Clinical Problem Solving" (Coursera)

A six session on-line course that provides a comprehensive overview of clinical reasoning principles with practical examples, case-studies, and on-line forum. (Currently not offered but will be re-activated in near future).

Catherine Lucey "From Problem Lists to Illness Scripts"

A summary of many of the concepts in the Coursera Course.

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Unable to support the charitable mission of SIDM at this time? You can still join our mailing list, which will ensure you receive notifications of news and events as well as ImproveDx, our bi-monthly newsletter and access to our listserv.  You can also consider donating to support SIDM.

All contributions are tax-deductible. SIDM is a 501c3 non-profit organization.