The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

January 4, 2011|
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
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A New York Times Bestseller

In this bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.


The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry-in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people-consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail.

Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can''t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as "the biggest clinical invention in thirty years."

An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

Atul Gawande is the author of four bestselling books: Complications, a finalist for the National Book Award; Better; The Checklist Manifesto; and Being Mortal. He is also a surgeon at Brigham and Women''s Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public He...
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Title:The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.27 X 5.55 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.27 X 5.55 X 0.65 in
Published:January 4, 2011
Publisher:Picador
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780312430009

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