The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Paperback)

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    Atul Gawande is the author of Better and Complications. He is also a MacArthur Fellow, a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Massachusetts.

    A New York Times Bestseller

    In latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.

    The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as “the biggest clinical invention in thirty years” (The Independent).

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    ISBN 9780312430009
    Genre MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
    Format Paperback
    Pages 215
    Publisher Date 2011-01-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Picador USA
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.48 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How to Get Things Right
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Gawande, Atul
    Country of Origin United States

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