Thank you for your well-researched response to the GPSC column in the January/February issue of the BCMJ. We acknowledge that iterations of the term patient medical home have been broadly used by health care organizations in other countries and over the course of many years. The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s terminology that we referenced in this article specifically relates to the care model upon which the GPSC has based its work. We appreciate you submitting these examples, as conversations like these contribute to a healthy dialogue about the future of patient care in our province. As an aside, I particularly enjoyed the Yogi Berra quote.
—Brenda Hefford, MD
Executive Director, Community Practice, Quality, and Integration
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