Doctor Saved Michigan $100 Million

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Dr. Peter Pronovost saved the state more than $100 million and 1500 lives over an 18-month period by teaching doctors and nurses to use checklists for intensive care unit procedures. Andrea Seabrook talks to Dr. Provonost, as well as Atul Gawande, a surgeon who wrote about the success of the checklist in The New Yorker magazine.



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