We wanted to share information with you about two new resources developed by SIDM. You can also read more about them in this press release.
Comparative Effectiveness Research Toolkit
The CER Toolkit is the result of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded and SIDM convened "Diagnostic Researcher Workshop" that brought together patients and families, researchers, and others to learn about conducting patient-engaged CER.
CER is conducted by comparing two or more diagnostic, treatment, or prevention options to see which is most effective. PCORI was established by Congress to fund CER research. The toolkit offers resources to support researchers in translating their issue or topic into a CER question and identifies and methods to co-create research concepts with patient partners.
The toolkit includes examples of CER research funded by PCORI, a CER template that can be used to help researchers and patients/families formulate CER questions, and other materials that support patient-engagement in development of research.
The Diagnostic Researcher Workshop was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Engagement Award Initiative (EAIN-00009).
Mapping the Diagnostic Process
The Diagnostic Process diagram is a resource developed by the National Academies in their report and offered as an interactive tool by SIDM to help everyone understand and work to improve the diagnostic process. SIDM is also releasing a presentation template that can help users map errors against the National Academies diagnostic process diagram and discuss drivers of errors and steps that could prevent future errors.
Support for the development of the tool was provided, in part, by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Mont Fund.
We hope you find both useful.
Thanks, Lori! These are fantastic!!!!
Michael A. Bruno, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R.
Professor of Radiology & Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality & Patient Safety
Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center ( (717) 531-8703 | 6 (717) 531-5737