Monday, December 17, 2007

NPR : Doctor Saved Michigan $100 Million

Listen to this podcast and also read about Atul Gawande, the Harvard Medical School prof, New Yorker writer, lecturer and best-selling author. As the story notes, if there was an expensive antibiotic that was this effective, every hospital in the country would use it.

NPR : Doctor Saved Michigan $100 Million: "Doctor Saved Michigan $100 Million
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All Things Considered, December 9, 2007 · 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."