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2021 Annual Report
Read the SIDM 2021 Annual Report, "People, Practice, Policy" highlighting major projects and initiatives aimed at improving diagnostic quality and safety.
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.
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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.
Roughly 40,000‐80,000 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.
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Implementation Guide Focuses on Transforming Education of Diagnostic Reasoning
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has partnered with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) and the Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) through a grant from the Coverys Foundation to create an education intervention to improve practicing physicians’ diagnostic reasoning.
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