Resources for Advocacy

Despite the fact that diagnostic error likely accounts for more patient harm than all other medical errors combined, federal investment in research to improve diagnosis amounts to about $7 million per year, or just .02% of the total $35 billion federal health research budget. Learn how you can support efforts to expand funding for research.

Policy Roadmap for Research to Improve Diagnosis

Read the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)'s policy-oriented white paper, SIDM Roadmap for Research to Improve Diagnosis – Converting National Academy of Medicine Recommendations into Policy Action, which showcases the vital need for increased research funding devoted to improving diagnosis. The Roadmap highlights specific actions that policymakers and others can take now.

Capitol Hill
Hill Briefing on Capitol Hill

Consensus Statement

SIDM has drafted a Consensus Statement to support increased funding for research to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

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Diagnostic Error Briefing on Capitol Hill

Increasing Research Funding

Learn more about SIDM's efforts on Capitol Hill to increase research funding for diagnostic quality.

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SIDM Applauds Increased Federal Research Funding for Diagnostic Error

The FY 2019 spending bill for the Department of Health and Human Services included $2 million in new funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) “to support grants to address diagnostic errors” and explore the process of establishing Centers for Diagnostic Excellence.

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