The Future of Diagnosis: Achieving Excellence and Equity
Many patients and healthcare providers have known for decades that missed and delayed diagnoses are a major problem in modern health care. Similarly, many have long known that healthcare access and outcomes in patients from underrepresented populations are unacceptably poor. Only more recently have researchers, educators, regulators, patients, patient advocates, and policymakers started to come together to address the epidemics of diagnostic errors and healthcare inequity. Additional important advancements in moving this work forward have included learning from excellence in addition to learning from adverse outcomes. SIDM’s 16th annual international conference in Cleveland, The Future of Diagnosis: Achieving Excellence and Equity, will bring together thought leaders in diagnosis and equity to explore a future in which we achieve excellence in diagnosis that is consistently safe, timely, accurate, and equitable for all patients.