Reports & Whitepapers

Download reports, whitepapers, and studies developed or funded by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) on the impact of diagnostic error and tactics for improvement.

SIDM's Roadmap for Research to Improve Diagnosis – Converting National Academy of Medicine Recommendations into Policy Action showcases the vital need for increased research funding devoted to improving diagnosis. The roadmap highlights specific actions that policymakers and others can take now.

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The Improving Diagnosis in Medicine change package is the result of a collaboration between the HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) team and SIDM, with contributions from patients and their families. This resource can help reduce patient safety incidents caused by actions during the diagnostic process.

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Clearing the Error is a collaborative effort between SIDM, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and the Jefferson Center, with funding from AHRQ. The report outlines actions patients can take to improve the quality of diagnosis in order to inform their strategic planning for educational and advocacy efforts.

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One in 10 people (9.6%) with symptoms caused by a major vascular event, infection, or cancer will be misdiagnosed, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO Strategies.

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Research appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Diagnosis shows that inaccurate and delayed diagnoses remain the most common, catastrophic, and costly of serious medical errors.

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SIDM's 2019 Annual Report highlights work SIDM is doing to improve diagnostic accuracy and timeliness and reduce patient harm caused by diagnostic error.

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