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Atul Gawande on How to Get Things Right in a Complex World

February 11, 2011
Dr. Atul Gawande
Dr. Atul Gawande

Practicing surgeon and accomplished writer, teacher and speaker, Dr. Atul Gawande will be presenting a live broadcast for Linkage’s 2011 Thought Leader Series on May 25, 2011 on ‘How to Get Things Right in a Complex World.’

On January 5, 2011, Dr. Gawande joined Virgina Prescott for an exclusive NHPR interview on his new book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. To listen to the full segment, click here

Also, on January 24, 2011, his article The Hot Spotters: Can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care? was posted on The New Yorker.

Here is an excerpt:

If Camden, New Jersey, becomes the first American community to lower its medical costs, it will have a murder to thank. At nine-fifty on a February night in 2001, a twenty-two-year-old black man was shot while driving his Ford Taurus station wagon through a neighborhood on the edge of the Rutgers University campus. The victim lay motionless in the street beside the open door on the driver’s side, as if the car had ejected him. A neighborhood couple, a physical therapist and a volunteer firefighter, approached to see if they could help, but police waved them back…

To read the full article, click here.

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