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“I read The Checklist Manifesto in one sitting yesterday, which is an amazing tribute to the book that Gawande has crafted. Not only is the book loaded with fascinating stories, but it honestly changed the way I think about the world. It is the best book I've read in ages.” ―Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics

“Few medical writers working today can transmit the gore-drenched terror of an operation that suddenly goes wrong--a terror that has a special resonance when it is Dr. Gawande himself who makes the initial horrifying mistake. And few can make it as clear as he can what exactly is at stake in the effort to minimize calamities.” ―The New York Times

“Even skeptical readers will find the evidence staggering. . . . Thoughtfully written and soundly defended, this book calls for medical professionals to improve patient care by adopting a basic, common-sense approach.” ―The Washington Post

“A persuasive champion of his cause.” ―The Economist

The Checklist Manifesto is beautifully written, engaging, and convincingly makes the case for adopting checklists in medicine, a project to which Gawande has devoted significant time over the last several years. . . . It is in many ways the most personal of his books, a direct call to action to change the way health care is delivered through straightforward and simple, yet proven, means. It is a call that deserves to be heard and heeded.” ―Journal of the American Medical Association

“Gawande deftly weaves in examples of checklist successes in diverse fields like aviation and skyscraper construction. . . . Fascinating reading.” ―New York Times Book Review

“This is a brilliant book about an idea so simple it sounds dumb until you hear the case for it. Atul Gawande presents an argument so strong that I challenge anyone to go away from this book unconvinced.” ―The Seattle Times

“Fascinating . . . presents a convincing case that adopting more checklists will surely help.” ―Bloomberg News

“Gawande argues convincingly and eloquently.” ―San Francisco Chronicle

“The scope goes well beyond medicine. . . Read this book and you might find yourself making checklists for the most mundane tasks--and be better off for it.” ―BusinessWeek

“A vivid, punchy exposition of an intriguing idea: that by-the-book routine trumps individual prowess.” ―Publishers Weekly

“Maintains the balance between accessibility and precision. He manages to be vivid without being gruesome. . . .” ―The Guardian (UK)

“Riveting and thought-provoking.” ―The Times (UK)

“Eye-popping. . . Gawande writes with vigor and clarity.” ―New Haven Advocate

About the Author


Atul Gawande
is author of three bestselling books: Complications, a finalist for the National Book Award; Better, selected by Amazon.com as one of the ten best books of 2007; and The Checklist Manifesto. His latest book is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He is also a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He has won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, a MacArthur Fellowship, and two National Magazine Awards. In his work in public health, he is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. He and his wife have three children and live in Newton, Massachusetts.

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4.0 out of 5 stars CHECKLISTS EQUAL FREEDOM
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5.0 out of 5 stars Checklists make the world go around, from winning the Rugby world cup to keeping people safe.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Yes, checklists are useful, so?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea - Boring book !!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read for all of us
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring: ideas for how checklists can help you too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible book for all industries and businesses, not only medicine!
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