Better

Better

A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Book - 2007
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The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.

Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" ( Salon.com ).

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312427658
9780805082111
0805082115
Characteristics: x, 273 p. ; 22 cm

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patcumming Mar 10, 2017

Some interesting observations about medicine and health care that can be applied to performance in general. A good read.

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empbee
Jan 22, 2017

A good read with interesting case studies.

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Vleung58
Dec 26, 2012

I enjoyed this more than its predecessor (Complications). I found it inspiring how Gawande shows it is completely reachable to make major changes to medical practice that can help so many. Likeable for medical and non-medical type alike!

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