Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy new year! Last year was a difficult one for Scrub Notes - life got busy and challenging, and posting became infrequent. However, with a new year, we have a new plan to keep Scrub Notes active and useful for all our readers. Have any comments? Suggestions for topics you want addressed? Guest post? Let us know by contacting Scrub Notes today!

As we closed out 2011, we reviewed Atul Gawande's book 'The Checklist Manifesto' and how it could apply to medical students. After posting the review, this video clip of Gawande discussing his book and the Obama healthcare reforms was brought to our attention. The content is a little dated, but still interesting to listen to. Check it out!

Gawande is eloquent as usual, but he somewhat dodges some of Rose's questions. For example, when Rose asks what kind of system would be ideal in Gawande's mind, he simply avoids answering the hypothetical by noting its lack of basis in reality. However, that's the point: Rose wants to establish a baseline set of goals that a system should aspire to, even if it is not feasible in reality. Check it out, and let us know your opinion!

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