05 February 2008

Better

I added this book to my list last summer after Julie reviewed it. Since I haven't read anything else by Atul Gawande, it was all new to me. And I thought it was an excellent book. Gawande is a surgeon and covers a variety of topics related to medicine, but mostly with the theme of improving health care. The last chapter about improving performance- not getting better machines or focusing on laboratory science- was particularly good. He also writes about doctors providing assistance with lethal injections, malpractice suits, vaccinating in India, and more.

Highly recommended.

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