Article: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Completeness at US Federally Qualified Health Centers, 2020 and 2021

Collecting patient sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data is essential for improving health care access, quality, and outcomes. Such data are critical for population health management, furthering understanding of health inequities, and informing interventions to address them. This study assessed the performance of US federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) after 6 years of required sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data reporting and updated estimated proportions of sexual and gender minorities cared for at FQHCs. Our conclusion is that substantial increases in SOGI data completeness at FQHCs over 6 years reflect the success of reporting mandates. Future research is needed to identify other patient-level and FQHC-level factors contributing to residual levels of SOGI data missingness.
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