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.
1. THE PROBLEM OF EXTREME COMPLEXITY
Some time ago I read a case report in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. It was, in the dry prose of a medical journal article, the story of a nightmare. In a small Austrian town in the Alps, a mother and father had been out on a walk in the woods with their three- year-old daughter. The parents lost sight of the girl for a moment and that was all it took.
Atul Gawande and his team demonstrate how to properly use the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist.
Atul Gawande explains how checklists make flying, surgery and Van Halen shows safer.
Atul Gawande discusses End-of-Life Care
Could the straightforward checklists used by airline pilots also help save lives in the operating room? Dr. Atul Gawande's book, "The Checklist Manifesto," examines how lists can reduce risk in the medical field and beyond.
Atul Gawande hopes to save patients lives by introducing a two-minute checklist for doctors.
Atul Gawande and his team demonstrate how NOT to use the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist.