The checklist manifesto : how to get things right
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Published:
New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Books, 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
x, 209 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
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Description

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 mind-boggling 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 ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.

In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.

An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

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ISBN:
9780805091748, 0805091742

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Includes bibliographical references.
Description
Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gawande, A. (2010). The checklist manifesto: how to get things right. New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gawande, Atul. 2010. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gawande, Atul, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Books, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gawande, Atul. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Books, 2010. Print.

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