Every nine minutes,
someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a medical diagnosis that was wrong or delayed.
reducing patient safety incidents
The Improving Diagnosis in Medicine change package is the result of a collaboration between the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) team and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), with contributions of patients and their families. This resource is a tool to help reduce patient safety incidents caused by actions during the diagnostic process.
Join the Movement
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.
reducing error through education
With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, SIDM is working with an inter-professional group of experts to develop a consensus curriculum around diagnosis. The goal of this effort is to improve patient safety by reducing diagnostic error through new education and training standards.