A call for docs to use a checklist
Broadcast: Midmorning, 01/11/2010, 10:06 a.m.
Broadcast: Midmorning, 02/22/2010, 9:06 a.m.
It might come as a shock to patients, but some doctors perform procedures or diagnoses based largely on memory. One surgeon insists that a simple checklist can prevent mistakes that wind up costing lives and health.
- Atul Gawande, MD: Author of "The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right." He's a surgeon who practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He also writes for the New Yorker.