ImproveDx Newsletter

February 2019
Volume 6 | Issue 1

CPI or HPI? Chronology of Present Illness May Help Avoid Diagnostic Pitfalls

By Susan Carr

The Chronology of Present Illness is an alternative approach to taking a patient history. Developed by Dr. Kelly Skeff more than 30 years ago, it has been shown to improve efficiency and accuracy. It now appears also to be a good tactic for avoiding some pitfalls in diagnosis.

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The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis Welcomes Six New Member Organizations

The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis was recently profiled in Modern Healthcare. Earlier this year, six new organizations joined the Coalition, pledging to take action to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

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Diagnostic Quality and Public Policy

The SIDM Policy Committee, a joint effort of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, monitors the legislative and regulatory landscape for developments likely to impact diagnostic quality and safety and opportunities to move the diagnostic quality conversation forward.

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From the Field

Getting the right diagnosis is so important, and not always easy to do. That’s why the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is sharing a new series of columns called Dx IQ. Our goal is to help patients understand how important their role is. Patients should be informed and well prepared for every kind of medical interaction that leads to a diagnosis.

Did You Know?

Every nine minutes, someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a medical diagnosis that was wrong or delayed. Your donation today will help us improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis and continue our vision in creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.