Gawande’s ‘The Checklist Manifesto’ and Jurisevic’s ‘Blood on My Hands’

Atul Gawande has published ‘The Checklist Manifesto’ with Profile Books. Its about his WHO project to develop an 18 point safety checklist for non-cardiac operations. His blend of anecdotes and data makes comparison with building construction and aircraft accident investigation. On a more personal level Craig Jurisevic has published ‘Blood on my Hands’ as an account by an Australian surgeon in the frontline of the Kosovo conflict. Having seen what the Serb paramilitary and regular army was doing to civilians he took up arms and began fighting

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