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A Quality Improvement Approach to Enhance LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Pediatric Primary Care
Tyler McKinnish, MD, Candice Hunt, MHA, Steven Weinberg, MD, Martha Perry, MD, Carl Seashore, MD, Stuart Gold, MD, Emily B. Vander Schaaf, MD, MPH, 2023. "A Quality Improvement Approach to Enhance LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Pediatric Primary Care", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 1: Promoting Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics
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BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ1) teens are at higher risk of illness as a result of bias but are less likely than peers to attend well visits. Medical organizations recommend improving care through staff education, visual cues, and routine inquiry of sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) and pronouns. It is unknown how to do this confidentially in pediatrics. This quality improvement (QI) project aimed to confidentially collect and document SO/GI and pronouns early in at least 90% of teen acute care visits.