Dr. Atul Gawande on Candor and Medical Errors Video

Author Atul Gawande discusses why he is so open about his medical errors, as context for why he wrote his second book, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance.
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Female Speaker: Why are you so open about your errors? Male Speaker: Well, when I started writing, it was not until when I was in training and understanding I was making mistakes and what my responsibility was for mistakes. It was the sort of thing I just didn't find being spelled out in textbooks or explained and so it wasn't that I set out to be open about my errors. Instead, I was just trying to ask some questions that - and then feel like I got the answers to how do I get better, why is medicine imperfect and then what's the difference between people who are merely competent, what they do and those were great on that they do.

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