A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Ranked #3 in Surgery, Ranked #7 in Medicinesee more rankings.

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. Gawande's 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... more

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Christina Reynolds Interesting book on medicine with broader applications for all of us. (Source)

Elad Yom-Tov He has a way of explaining the medical world in a manner that is both compassionate but also very much data driven. (Source)

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