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|| Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd.
|| The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist.We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies-neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mindboggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninetysecond variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency...
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