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Better - A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Atul Gawande

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Description:

The struggle to perform well is universal: each one 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. In his new book, Atul 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 gripping stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He examines the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, the influence of money on modern medicine, and the astoundingly contentious history of hand-washing. Offering a searingly honest first-hand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable, Better provides rare insight into the elements of success that illuminates every area of human endeavor.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Bedford Lloyd

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:22


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:12


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:14