Book Discussion on Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Dr. Atul Gawande talked about his book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, published by Metropolitan Books. In his… read more
Dr. Atul Gawande talked about his book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, published by Metropolitan Books. In his essay collection he wrote about the challenges that confront his profession. Topics included the malpractice system, doctors' earnings, field surgery in Iraq, doctors' participation in lethal injections, the influence of money on the medical system, and the practice of hand washing. He responded to audience members' questions.
Dr. Gawande is a general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also a staff writer for the New Yorker and a 2006 MacArthur Fellow. close
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