Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2007

Abstract

In Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, Atul Gawande, a surgeon who also is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, examines both the utilitarian and the human sides of medical practice. In the book, he examines what goes right in American medical care, what goes wrong, how things either succeed or fail, and what might be done to improve the system. Among the examples he provides: A polio "mop up" in Karnataka, where Indian health care workers deployed 37,000 vaccinators to immunize 4 million children – in three days.

Disciplines

Economics | Health Economics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1051

Subject(s)

Health Economics

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