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|The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis|
The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
About Our CoalitionLike many aspects of medical care, diagnosis is an understandably imperfect science. Many factors contribute to making an accurate diagnosis in a timely manner. Despite the considerable commitment and expertise of all involved, the potential for delayed or inaccurate diagnoses cannot be eliminated—and can cause serious harm to patients.
Despite formidable challenges, major strides can—and must—be made to improve diagnostic accuracy and timeliness. Everyone has an important role to play, including patients, physicians, nurses, radiology and laboratory scientists, health system leaders, and others.
The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, formed and led by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, increases awareness and actions that improve diagnosis. Members of the Coalition represent hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and patients—and the leading health organizations and government agencies involved in patient care. Together, we work to find solutions that enhance diagnostic safety and quality, reduce harm, and ultimately, ensure better health outcomes for patients.
Where We're HeadedIn 2018, the Coalition will build awareness of the impact of inaccurate or delayed medical diagnoses, and identify specific actions that different sectors can take to improve diagnostic accuracy.
|ABIM Foundation||Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation|
|Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
|American Academy of Family Physicians
||Johns Hopkins Medicine|
|American Academy of Pediatrics
||The Leapfrog Group|
|American Association for Clinical Chemistry||Maryland Patient Safety Center|
|American Association of Nurse Practitioners||Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Medical Professional Liability Association
|American Board of Medical Specialties
|American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
||Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety
|American College of Emergency Physicians
||National Association of EMS Physicians
|American College of Physicians
||National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
|American Health Quality Association
||National Quality Forum
|American Society for Health Care Risk Management
||Penn State Health (Hershey Medical Center)
|Association of American Medical Colleges
||Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
|Association of Clinical Scientists
||The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
||Society of Bedside Medicine
|Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
||Society of Hospital Medicine
|Council of Medical Specialty Societies
||Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine