Tag Archives: Atul Gawande

What aviation can teach us about medicine

Two hundred years ago, the only noninvasive visualization afforded to doctors was through the stethoscope. Today, our CTs, MRIs and other technologies offer unimaginable insight. The danger is, do we know what we’re looking at? The tragic tale of Flight … Continue reading

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“The Hot Spotters”

In an insightful New Yorker piece, Atul Gawande discusses saving on healthcare costs by addressing, and closely monitoring, the neediest patients. Brenner wasn’t all that interested in costs; he was more interested in helping people who received bad health care. But … Continue reading

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