9780312427658

Better A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312427658

  • ISBN 10:

    0312427654

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/22/2008
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

National Bestseller 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 may be on the line with any decision. Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon.com).

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