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Also by Atul Gawande:

Being Mortal, October 2014
Hardcover
The Checklist Manifesto, January 2010
Hardcover
Better, April 2007
Hardcover
Complications, April 2003
Paperback (reprint)

Better
Atul Gawande

A Surgeons Notes on Performance

Metropolitan Books
April 2007
On Sale: April 3, 2007
288 pages
ISBN: 0805082115
EAN: 9780805082111
Hardcover
$24.00
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The struggle to perform well is universal: each one 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. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawandes gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people 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 dilemmas of doctors participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. And as in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around (Salon). Gawandes investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.

Media Buzz

Fair Game with Faith Salie - July 22, 2008
Day To Day - May 2, 2007
Good Morning America - April 6, 2007

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