Friday, June 29, 2007

New Book: Better

I just finished a new audiobook: Better - A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande. It currently has 4.5/5 stars from 22 Amazon reviewers. This book is about the processes and practices used in the medical profession to improve quality and effectiveness, in a field where practitioners are constantly faced with changing information, techniques, drugs, tools, standards, and more. The author is a Harvard educated surgeon, MacArthur Fellow, and Rhodes scholar.

I bought the book because I was curious about how the medical field might be making improvements. However, I found myself totally fascinated by the case stories the author uses to describe things. I was amazed to learn these things, that I had never known before, about doctors. I really enjoyed the book and I recommend it. In fact, I might now read his previous book titled "Complications."

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