Summary Of Overkill By Atul Gawande

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Atul Gawande is an American surgeon, professor, notable author, and writer for the New Yorker. In his 2015 article “Overkill,” he describes many of the flaws the American healthcare system holds. Throughout the article, Gawande intertwines personal stories, patient stories, and expert testimonies to make his argument stronger. Gawande argues, “Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and costs billions.” Or in many cases, he redefines over testing and “low-value” care as providing “no-value” care. He provides factual evidence and personal anecdotes of events where the American health system has failed. However, most striking is his prolific use of stories interspersed between many
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