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Dr. Atul Gawande: how systems can help prevent medical mistakes

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Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande is a surgeon who practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Photo Courtesy of Fred Field, 2009.

Internationally renowned Boston surgeon and Harvard Medical School professor Atul Gawande says failures and mistakes occur in every occupation, and better checklists and systems are needed to prevent them in medical care. Dr. Atul Gawande is the best-selling author of "The Checklist Manifesto," "Complications," "Better," and "Being Mortal."

Lecture given in London as part of the BBC's 2014 Reith Lecture Series.