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.

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Comments [1]

Anil Nigam from Stamford, CT


I was surprised that the fact that Dr. Gawande is a MacArthur fellowship winner was not mentioned either in the original broadcast or when you introduced the re-broadcast. The so called "genius grant" is hardly an item I would omit from the introduction.

Furthermore, the mention of Dr. Groopman, albeit in passing, seemed to convey the sense that it was no big deal to be a well regarded surgeon as well as a staff writer at New Yorker.

Hope this comment leads to some reflection and examination of your subconscious biases.

-- Anil

-- Anil

Aug. 31 2007 02:17 PM

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