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Comment & Response
January 2018

Remembering Patient Gender in Sexual Orientation–Based Research—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Surgery and Public Health, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Division of Health Sciences Informatics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 4The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 5Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 6Department of Surgery, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):151-152. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4935

In Reply We appreciate Blosnich and colleagues’ interest in our study.1 Blosnich and colleagues highlight several key challenges in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data collection in emergency department settings. We thank them for their critical engagement with the methodological challenges of SO/GI data analysis and hope to clarify our intent and to provide further research considerations for advancing the field.

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