A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Archive from 6/13/07 – Everyone wants to do a good job, but doctors are under constant pressure to perform perfectly. Dr. Atul Gawande knows first hand what it’s like to work under stressful conditions. The 2006 MacArthur Fellow and general surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is the author of “Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance” (Metropolitan Books, 2007). He was our guest in June.