Better

Better

[a Surgeon's Notes on Performance]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Atul Gawande offers a gripping exploration of how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of sometimes insurmountable obstacles. Gawande's vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. Offering a searingly honest account of a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable, Better provides rare insight into the elements of success that illuminates every area of human endeavor.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2007.
ISBN: 9780792747277
0792747275
Additional Contributors: Lloyd, John Bedford
Summary: Atul Gawande offers a gripping exploration of how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of sometimes insurmountable obstacles. Gawande's vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. Offering a searingly honest account of a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable, Better provides rare insight into the elements of success that illuminates every area of human endeavor.

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jpainter Aug 29, 2017

I learned a lot about how the world looks from my physicians' perspectives and how the medical profession works as I listened to this audiobook. Gawande picks up where he left off in Complications: A Surgeon's Notes of an Imperfect Science, and presents fascinating case studies and personal observations about the nature of success and excellence and how they are achieved in the medical professions.

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amirt
Aug 29, 2010

Amazing book. based on a series of concepts about medicine and medicine in a modern age
wonderfully told and well written

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