Also by atul gawande better: a surgeon’s notes on performance complications: a surgeon’s notes on an imperfect science the checklist manifesto atul gawande the checklist manifesto: how to get things right metropolitan books henry holt and company new york metropolitan books. Atul gawande's new book has elements of all these, but it's also something more startling and radical the modesty of its title, better: a surgeon's notes on performance , doesn't even hint at how.
Summary and reviews of better by atul gawande, plus links to a book excerpt from better and author biography of atul gawande. Better: a surgeon's notes on performance by atul gawande profile £1299, pp273 atul gawande is a surgeon at a leading boston hospital and an assistant professor at harvard school of public health for most people, this would probably be enough but as the title of this book suggests, gawande isn't interested in enough what he wants is better. Extra credit better: a surgeon’s notes on performance chapter 1: on washing hands mr gawande starts his literature on washing hands he introduces two friends a microbiologist and an infectious disease specialist both work hard and diligently against the spread of diseases just like semmelweis who is mentioned in the chapter.
In better: a surgeon’s notes on performance, atul gawande, best-selling author of complications: a surgeon’s notes on an imperfect science, general and endocrine surgeon at brigham and women’s hospital, and assistant professor at harvard medical school and harvard school of public health, investigates human performance in medicine. Gawande states that doctors should not have to respond, because their main goal is to take care and save the patients the author explains certain things have a definite cost and one must follow those costs no matter how extreme they may be. Gawande argues that choosing the hospice care would sometimes be a better choice for the terminally ill patients he uses statistics such that the patients that choose hospice lives longer or than other patients and they tend to suffer lesser to support his argument.
Atul gawande asks this question in “better” as with his first book, “complications,” gawande provides a cleareyed view of the medical profession that both resonates and gives pause once again, he spares no one, himself included.
Millions of people get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions atul gawande reports. Better: a surgeon’s notes on performance by atul gawande my rating: 5 of 5 stars after reading being mortal by atul gawande, i added all his books to my to-read list. Atul gawande, md, mph, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher he practices general and endocrine surgery at brigham and women’s hospital and is professor in both the department of health policy and management at the harvard school of public health and the department of surgery at harvard medical school.