A new report by CRICO and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence provides the first national estimate of permanent morbidity and mortality resulting from diagnostic errors across all clinical settings. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) works to raise awareness of the burden of diagnostic error as a major public health issue and calls for collaboration and policy action on the issue.

“The study's rigorous methods, leveraging disease-specific error and harm rates to estimate the overall burden, provide valuable insights into the scale of the problem,” said SIDM Chief Science and Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA. He added,  “The report is a clarion call for actions and the need for a comprehensive systematic approach to address the root causes of diagnostic errors across all health care settings. Better understanding of the root cause will advance the implementation of robust corrective actions.” 

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In the wake of a new report on diagnostic errors, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) invites collaboration and policy action. 2023. Available at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-the-wake-of-a-new-report-on-diagnostic-errors-society-to-improve-diagnosis-in-medicine-sidm-invites-collaboration-and-policy-action-301878489.html

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