Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.
Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon.com).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaulsu - LibraryThing
I enjoyed Better almost as much as I did [Being Mortal]. In this book, Gawande discusses what it is that make some doctors and some hospital programs better than others. Why hand washing--so important ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
I've now read all of Atul Gawande's books, and I've enjoyed them all. Each brings something different to the table and to the reading experience. This book highlights initiatives to improve things, to ... Read full review
ON WASHING HANDS
CASUALTIES OF WAR
WHAT DOCTORS OWE
THE DOCTORS OF THE DEATH CHAMBER
THE BELL CURVE
SUGGESTIONS FOR BECOMING A POSITIVE DEVIANT
NOTES ON SOURCES