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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Book Discussion on Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Apr 22, 2007
Last Aired:
Nov 3, 2013

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  • Apr 22, 2007 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 22, 2007 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 2007 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 2007 | 7:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 03, 2013 | 6:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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