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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Picador Paper; Reprint edition (4 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312430000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312430009
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 1.8 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 301 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 942,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 persu

"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"

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""

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

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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 the author of Better and Complications. He is also a MacArthur Fellow, a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Massachusetts.


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