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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 0312430000
ISBN-13 9780312430009
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Picador
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In his latest bestseller Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it The modern world has given us stupendous know how Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care government the law the financial industryin almost every realm of organized activity And the reason is simple the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to peopleconsistently correctly safely We train longer specialize more use ever advancing technologies and still we fail Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better using the simplest of methods the checklist In riveting stories he reveals what checklists can do what they cant and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds And the insights are making a difference Already a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as the biggest clinical invention in thirty years The Independent



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