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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-03-07 18:57:48 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] recommendation: a book to help eliminate health care and surgery errors
To: fhl <>, Ferret Mailing List <ferret-l@LISTSERV.FERRETMAILINGLIST.ORG>

I have begun a very well written book which has been highly
recommended by friends who are in several, diverse, complex fields.

The author is a surgeon who also writes often for the New Yorker
magazine and he writes beautifully. To emphasize his points he
includes absolutely fascinating surgical stories from around the world
of things gone right and things gone wrong.

The title is one that normally would get me to not look twice at a
book, but this one deserves a long read because the information in it
can prevent errors in health care within homes and shelters, and also
prevent errors in veterinary hospitals.

From his own field's perspective he points out in examples and
solutions that many surgeons are highly competent but since surgery is
so complex with so many steps it is possible to overlook things, or
make errors which can be eliminated with different habits and

_The Checklist Manifesto_
author: Atul Gawande
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9174-8
publisher: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, LLC

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:
"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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