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BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine, The Joint Commission, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services all have recently highlighted the need for cultural competency and provider education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health. Forty percent of LGBT patients cite lack of provider education as a barrier to care. Only a few hours(More)
METHODS The study patients were all adults seen in a six-year period in the ED of an active urban teaching hospital with a census between of approximately 75,000 starting in May 2005, and concluding in May 2010. The usual practice during that time was to use IV and oral contrast for all abdominal CTs unless the creatinine was greater than 1.5mg/dL or the(More)
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