Summary Of The Checklist Manifesto By Atul Gawande

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In his essay “The Checklist Manifesto” Atul Gawande writes about studies that showed the results of using a checklist to avoid errors in hospitals. When writing about the little girl who had fallen into the icy pond, Gawande provided the many complex steps it took to save her. The studies prove that a checklist might seem small, but it could be vital in saving someone's life. He compares many different fields to airplanes, which are so complex a checklist would be necessary to aid in memory. How many steps it takes to save a life depends on each patient; paragraph-by-paragraph in the beginning of the essay Gawande shows each step that it took to revive a three-year-old child who fell into an icy pond. The doctors had to do many surgeries
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