Creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.
SIDM catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm from diagnostic error, in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community, and every interested stakeholder.
SIDM Board Member Ron Wyatt Leads Elevation of Healthcare Equity Standard to National Patient Safety Goal
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) congratulates Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, and SIDM board member for successfully advocating for healthcare disparities to become a quality and safety priority and a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG).
SIDM Board of Directors Call for Nominations
We’re pleased to announce the 2023 call for candidates to be considered for SIDM’s Board of Directors. During this critical time in our history, SIDM is looking to recruit three (3) board members. This is an opportunity to serve during a pivotal time as we implement our new strategic plan. WHY SERVE ON THE…
Congress Commits Funding for Research to Reduce Diagnostic Error and Improve Patient Safety in Final FY2023 Spending Bill
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is thrilled to announce that Congress included language in the final FY 2023 Omnibus spending bill that doubles dedicated federal funding for research to reduce patient harm from diagnostic error. Statistically, each of us is likely to experience a meaningful diagnostic error in our lifetime. The significant…
In the Wake of a New Report on Diagnostic Errors, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Invites Collaboration and Policy Action
A newly released report, “Diagnostic Error in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review,” authored by investigators at the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center and funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), contributes new data to inform practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and patient advocates working to improve diagnosis in medicine. The research, led by David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, a former president of SIDM, highlights the need to accelerate diagnostic excellence as a norm and a justified expectation of patients as well as healthcare professionals.
SIDM Appoints Doug Salvador, MD, MPH as New Board President
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) announced that Doug Salvador, MD, MPH, has been appointed as its new president of the Board of Directors. Dr. Salvador has been a SIDM board member since 2020. He is also the senior vice president and chief quality officer of Baystate Health; chief medical officer of Baystate Medical Center; and associate professor of medicine for the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School—Baystate.
19 Organizations Awarded Grants to Test Innovations that Improve Diagnosis and Reduce Disparities
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is issuing the third grant round, totaling $3 million over three years, as part of the organization’s DxQI Seed Grant Program. 19 organizations will receive awards up to $50,000 to test interventions to improve the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of diagnoses.
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One-third of malpractice cases that result in death or permanent disability stem from an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, making it the number one cause of serious harms among medical errors.
*Research published in Diagnosis
Diagnostic errors affect an estimated 12 million Americans each year, and likely cause more harm to patients than all other medical errors combined.
Roughly 80,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year can be attributed to diagnostic error. It’s about the same number of people who die annually from breast cancer or diabetes.