Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Rethinking Medicine.
About Atul Gawande's TED Talk
Surgeon Atul Gawande says doctors used to know and do everything themselves — like craftsmen, or cowboys. But those days are over. He argues for creating systems where clinicians all work together.
About Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande is the author of several best-selling books, including Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, and The Checklist Manifesto.
Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a research center for public health innovations.