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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (Paperback, Main)

By Gawande, Atul

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The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. 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. His vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, 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. Finally, he gives a brutally honest insight into life as a practising surgeon. Unflinching but compassionate, Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and their progression from good to great provides a detailed blueprint for success that can be used by everyone.
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ISBN 9781861976574
Released NZ 1 Jun 2008
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9781861976574
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 1 Jun 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Gawande, Atul
Category Surgical Techniques
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 617.092
Weight 243g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Surgery: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly