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  • A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive for best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. His stories of diligence and ingenuity take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and Well Read

  • By L. M. Roberts on 05-23-10

I need a script for my addiction to Dr. Gawande

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Reviewed: 02-20-12

What made the experience of listening to Better the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the wide birth of topics pertinent to physicians discussed. From the business side of medicine no one ever discusses in medical school, to moral dilemas only doctors face; he gives variety in topics too little discussed and the information is more than useful.

Any additional comments?

I'd recommend this book to both aspiring doctors, as well as established physicians. Those considering the field can get a view of what comes along with that MD besides hefty loans and patients, and practicing Doctors should ever be on the quest to be

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