Patient Toolkit Draft

Patient's Toolkit for Diagnosis

Having patients actively engaged in their care helps healthcare professionals develop a more accurate, timely diagnosis. To help encourage this engagement, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has developed the Patient's Toolkit for Diagnosis, a resource for patients, by patients.

Preparing ahead of time for medical appointments allows patients to think about concerns, symptoms, and other important information that healthcare professionals will need from you, and what you want to get out of the conversation during your visit.

SIDM's toolkit was designed for patients visiting their healthcare provider to help tell their story clearly. Patients can follow a set of prompts and questions posed in the toolkit to help encourage participation and partnership with medical professionals.

Prepare for your next appointment, map your symptoms, account for medications, and plan your next steps with the Patient's Toolkit for Diagnosis.


Download the Patient's Toolkit for Diagnosis.

Society to Improve
Diagnosis in Medicine
1501 Hinman Ave, #7B
Evanston, Il 60201