Patient Resource Center
Patient Resource Center

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. At the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), we are focused on raising awareness about the magnitude and impact of diagnostic errors within the patient and consumer communities as well as providing tools and resources to equip these communities to participate in achieving an accurate and timely diagnosis. We look forward to working with and learning from patients and families with lived experience and incorporating their stories of diagnostic error in all of SIDM’s diagnostic improvement efforts.

Patient's Toolkit for Diagnosis

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 in becoming engaged in partnership with medical professionals.


Tell Us Your Story

Patient stories illustrate the scope and importance of addressing diagnostic error. By sharing your story, you help ensure the voices of patients and their families are heard in diagnostic improvement efforts.


Hear from Patients

Patient stories guarantee the patient voice is heard in efforts to improve diagnostic quality and safety. Hear from patients who have experienced diagnostic error firsthand and see what they're doing to improve diagnosis.


Patient Summit on Diagnosis

How can patients drive improvement in diagnosis? Join us for a conversation about the nature of the problem and strategies that have worked.


Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the important questions and answers when it comes to diagnostic error, including causes, most commonly misdiagnosed diseases, and what you can do to reduce your chances of receiving a misdiagnosis.


Curated Resources

Check out patient-centered resources from top healthcare organizations and Coalition to Improve Diagnosis members, including symptom checkers and checklists.

Questions, comments, or suggestions? Contact us at
Society to Improve
Diagnosis in Medicine
1501 Hinman Ave, #7B
Evanston, Il 60201