It's a great concept, but the author goes onto way too much detail into the medical procedures and other examples of checklist. I'm certainly glad I listen to it, instead of read it.￼
Well-written and filled with great stories as is usual to expect in Gawande's writing. Particularly enjoyed his use of examples in and out of the medical field. Only con is that while it's obvious the entire book is about checklists, after a while it started to feel a little redundant. Nonetheless a worthwhile read for anyone interested in learning more about the challenges of delivering safe and high quality health care.
This is one of the most powerful books I have read in a long time. I have worked for many years in heavy industry and I was floored that I had never understood nor utilized checklists for dangerous situations. That will be changing in the near future. Dr Gawande's story was as gripping as it was useful. Get this book.
Given incredible, and increasing, complexity of healthcare procedures and the dynamic healthcare workforce, we need to learn how to check ego at the door and do what's right for the patient. I salute Canadians those who participated in writing this book and telling their story for admitting there fallibility and for finding a way to do the right thing.
Great examples combined with practical ideas on implementing. I've been developing checklists for my team and this is just what I needed to improve them
The title is very straightforward. The book describes the reasons for checklists, the applications of checklist and the benefits for using them. If your job has any complexity, you should read this book.
This well written and compelling read gives more than hope- proof- that simple and reachable solutions are available for complex problems if only we are humble enough to use them. Must read for any business owner or operator.