NPR had an interesting story this morning about Atul Gawande, a surgeon who is recommending other surgeons start using checklists in their practice.
To which my horrified response was: THEY’RE NOT ALREADY?
The sheer arrogance of rolling in to perform a complex procedure in which the tiniest detail can mean literally the difference between life and death, and to think you are so flawless you don’t need a checklist, is stunning.
Especially when you’re supposed to perform this complicated procedure under high stress and often severely sleep deprived.
Seriously, there are reasons pilots use checklists, reasons written in blood.
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
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