Resources

Find Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) resources aimed at improving diagnosis and eliminating harm from diagnostic error.

Webinars and Videos

Watch webinars, videos, and talks delivered by members of the SIDM community, focused on efforts to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

Reports

Download reports and whitepapers developed by SIDM on the impact of diagnostic error and tactics for improvement.

Toolkits

Access toolkits aimed at providing patients, clinical teams, and educators with the information and tools to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

Continuing Education

Access learning modules, developed by SIDM and its partners, focused on understanding and improving diagnosis.

Publications

Browse publications by SIDM, including our bi-monthly newsletter, patient-centered news column, and peer-reviewed journal.

Featured Resources

Medscape Education

Understanding Diagnostic Error

Medscape, in partnership with SIDM, developed a learning module for primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, radiologists, and nurses.

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Patient's Toolkit

The Patient's Toolkit for Diagnosis is a resource created for patients, by patients. With this toolkit, patients can prepare for upcoming appointments, map symptoms, account for medications, and plan for next steps.

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PATIENTS

Patients and family members have a significant opportunity to contribute to diagnostic accuracy and timeliness by actively participating in the diagnostic process. But often, they don't know the questions to ask, the information to offer, or the steps to take to improve diagnosis.

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CLINICAL TEAMS

Every member of the clinical team has a role to play in ensuring that diagnoses are accurate, timely and communicated to the patient. SIDM offers resources for clinical team members to improve cognitive skills and work within their health systems to improve the diagnostic process.

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EDUCATORS

Improving diagnosis requires continued investment in medical education, leveraging trainees, practitioners, and educators to address gaps in the system and focus on the teams that contribute to accurate and timely diagnostics.

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RESEARCHERS

Whether you're an established researcher or just joining the diagnostic error research community, SIDM offers a variety of resources to help advance research efforts in the field.

Resources for Advocacy

Despite the fact that diagnostic error likely accounts for more patient harm than all other medical errors combined, federal investment in research to improve diagnosis amounts to about $7 million per year, or just .02% of the total $35 billion federal health research budget. Learn how you can support efforts to expand funding for research.