Clinician Checklists

Many physicians use checklists for surgeries, central line insertions, and other processes, leading to improvements in the quality and safety of medical care. Checklists like these can also help in diagnosis, helping clinicians in their cognitive decision making process.

Process checklists address common cognitive challenges that contribute to diagnostic error.

Content checklists explore the most common diagnoses for any given symptom.

The checklists are provided for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice. Publication does not indicate SIDM endorsement.

Diagnostic Error Top Ten Checklist

The Improving Diagnosis in Medicine change package, developed in collaboration with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), provides clinical teams with a top ten checklist for diagnostic error.