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All the fuss about parking-centered care

Patient-centered care is the latest catch phrase being used by health care administrators, politicians and policy wonks.

It has become so frequent in its use it has actually supplanted the mandatory use of “evidence-based decision making” as this year’s mantra.

Despite the mantra, most of us would be hard pressed to point to a specific initiative that trumps the patients’ interest over that of the interests of institutional health care providers.

It is therefore interesting to see the response to the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s (CMAJ) recent editorial that calls upon hospitals to abandon 1 per cent of their revenue to make parking free.

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