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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date January 22, 2008
Pages 273
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312427658
ISBN-10 0312427654
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The surgeon-author of Complications explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, the influence of money on modern medicine, malpractice, and surgical errors. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

National Bestseller


The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.

Atul Gawande, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon.com).



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805082111
 
1 edition from Metropolitan Books (April 3, 2007)
9780805082111 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, malpractice, and surgical errors.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312427658
 
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1 reprint edition from Picador USA (January 22, 2008)
9780312427658 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The surgeon-author of Complications explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, the influence of money on modern medicine, malpractice, and surgical errors.
Miscellaneous
from Metropolitan Books (April 3, 2007)
9781429927949 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $9.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781427200983
 
With John Bedford Lloyd (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (April 3, 2007)
9781427200983 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $34.99
About: Explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, malpractice, and surgical errors.

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