SIDM and IHI Issue RFP for Interventions to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy

​August 7, 2017

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which recently merged with the National Patient Safety Foundation, have received a $725,100 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to better understand how delayed or wrong diagnoses happen and to test strategies to reduce them.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s landmark report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, identified diagnostic error as a major, unaddressed patient safety issue, noting that “most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” This grant from the foundation supports a major goal of the National Academies report: “Develop and deploy approaches to identify, learn from, and reduce diagnostic errors and near misses in clinical practice.”

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