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Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information: Filling the Gaps in Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Nguyen, Andy, BS*; Lau, Brandyn, D., MPH, CPH†,‡,§,∥,¶

doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000856
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*Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

§Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Center for Transgender Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore MD

B.D.L.: is supported by the Institute for Excellence in Education Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant and a contract (AD-1306-03980) from the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) entitled “Patient-centered Approaches to Collect Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Information in the Emergency Department,” a grant from the AHRQ (1R01HS024547) entitled “Individualized Performance Feedback on Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Practice,” a contract from the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) entitled “Preventing Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Engaging Patients to Reduce Preventable Harm from Missed/Refused Doses of VTE Prophylaxis,” a contract CE-12-11-4489 “Preventing Venous Thromboembolism: Empowering Patients and Enabling Patient-centered Care via Health Information Technology” from PCORI, and a grant from the NIH/NHLBI (R21HL129028) entitled “Analysis of the Impact of Missed Doses of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis.” A.N. declares no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Brandyn D. Lau, MPH, CPH, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Rad 127, Baltimore, MD 21287. E-mail: blau2@jhmi.edu.

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