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The Resource Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande

Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande

Label
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance
Title
Better
Title remainder
a surgeon's notes on performance
Statement of responsibility
Atul Gawande
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 are on the line with every decision. Author Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawande's stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemma of lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the contentious history of hand washing. And he gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a firsthand account of a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC66
LC item number
.G39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm74569617
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780805082111
Lccn
2006046962
System control number
(OCoLC)74569617
Label
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande
Publication
Control code
ocm74569617
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780805082111
Lccn
2006046962
System control number
(OCoLC)74569617

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