This book definitely has a strong concept to a very simplistic thought "Better". Very empowering book but I felt the author took a long medical approach on displaying the principles. This took away the simplicity necessary to grasp the concept. The concept applies to everyone regardless of profession and that could have been better exhibited.
Dr. Gawande delivers in a big way. I listened to Better and am now reading his freshman publication, "Complications" which is awesome as well. This book is not only information, adventuresome, and ethical, it is a must read for Medical personnel that want to do the most good for patients. The history that is presented in regards to hand washing is astounding! I know that I even look at hand washing and hand sanitizers differently now. Thank Dr. Gawande, you are a friend to every person that will ever enter the Operating Room, patient or care provider.
As a pre-med student, this was a treasure. Even for the general public, this text has some truly remarkable messages and information.
Some sections are a little number-heavy, but the core is well worth it.
This book is well written and the narrator does an excellent job, as well.
The author uses first-hand experiences as simple and clear examples in a journey to improve one's performance, the efficiency of one's organization, or to just plain make the world a better place.
Insightful, captivating, and thoughtful.
Really one of the finest books about Healthcare and Healthcare Quality I have ever read. Gawande takes us into the mind of the scientist and helps us to better understand the calling to constantly push the envelope no matter what your job in Healthcare may be. Highly recommend for every healthcare worker and patient!!