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Atul Gawande

Surgeon and staff writer at The New Yorker

Atul Gawande appears in the following:

How Medicine Can Improve Life — and Death

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Medicine can improve our lives, but surgeon and writer Atul Gawande wants medical care to also  improve the way we die.

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Health Checklist

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, discusses his book and offers his take on how to improve our healthcare system.

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The Checklist Manifesto

Monday, February 15, 2010

Atul Gawande, general surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, staff writer for The New Yorker, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, explains how more training and advanced technologies don’t seem to prevent experts from making costly mistakes, but ...

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How Checklists Can Save Your Life

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Can a checklist save a life? Dr. Atul Gawande thinks so. He talks with us about his new book, “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right,” and about how the simple act of checking items off a well-designed list can transform healthcare, workplaces, and our response to life’s disasters. 

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The Checklist Manifesto

Monday, January 04, 2010

Atul Gawande, general surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, staff writer for The New Yorker, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, explains how more training and advanced technologies don’t seem to prevent experts from making costly mistakes, but ...

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The Cost of Health Care: A Doctor's Diagnosis

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When it comes to health care, do you get what you pay for? Dr. Atul Gawande wanted to examine costs -- and quality. In the latest issue of The New Yorker he compares McAllen, Texas, one of the most expensive health care markets in the country, to the Mayo Clinic, one of the country’s most effective, low-cost health systems. Dr. Gawande is a surgeon and writer; his most recent book is Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

For more, read Dr. Atul Gawande's article The Cost Conundrum in The New Yorker.

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Are we torturing U.S. prisoners?

Monday, March 23, 2009

The United States holds at least 25,000 prisoners in long-term solitary confinement prisons across the country. They're called "Supermax" prisons, where prisoners are confined without human contact for at least 23 hours every day. Should these isolation cells be considered torture?

The Takeaway is joined by Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and author of a piece in this week's New Yorker called "Annals of Human Rights". Dr. Gawande writes that we know how monkeys respond when scientists have placed them under solitary confinement: the monkeys become severely disturbed and withdrawn. It's, of course, not ethical to do similar experiments on adult human beings, but Dr. Gawande argues that is exactly what we are doing to tens of thousands of prisoners in Supermax prisons in the United States.

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Getting Better

Friday, August 31, 2007

A new collection of essays from surgeon and New Yorker contributor Atul Gawande challenges doctors to improve the quality of health care by improving their personal interactions with patients.

Purchase Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance at amazon.com.

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