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The Resource Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande

Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande

Label
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance
Title
Better
Title remainder
a surgeon's notes on performance
Statement of responsibility
Atul Gawande
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. Author Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. Gawande's stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemma of lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the contentious history of hand washing. And he gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a firsthand account of a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gawande, Atul
Dewey number
616
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC66
LC item number
.G39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 G-057
  • W 21
NLM item number
G284b 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gawande, Atul
  • Gawande, Atul
  • Gawande, Atul
  • Internal medicine
  • Medicine
  • Professional Competence
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Clinical medicine
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Quality of health care
  • Internal medicine
  • Medicine
  • Chirurg
Label
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Naked
  • What doctors owe
  • Piecework
  • The doctors of the death chamber
  • On fighting
  • pt. 3.
  • Ingenuity
  • The score
  • The bell curve
  • For performance
  • Introduction
  • Afterword : Suggestions for becoming a positive deviant
  • Notes on sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 1.
  • Diligence
  • On washing hands
  • The mop-up
  • Casualties of war
  • pt. 2.
  • Doing right
Control code
ocm74569617
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780312427658
Lccn
2006046962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74569617
  • (OCoLC)74569617
Label
Better : a surgeon's notes on performance, Atul Gawande
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Naked
  • What doctors owe
  • Piecework
  • The doctors of the death chamber
  • On fighting
  • pt. 3.
  • Ingenuity
  • The score
  • The bell curve
  • For performance
  • Introduction
  • Afterword : Suggestions for becoming a positive deviant
  • Notes on sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 1.
  • Diligence
  • On washing hands
  • The mop-up
  • Casualties of war
  • pt. 2.
  • Doing right
Control code
ocm74569617
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780312427658
Lccn
2006046962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74569617
  • (OCoLC)74569617

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