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A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

The book is a collection of essays that explore the complexities of medical practice, examining how doctors strive for excellence in the face of obstacles such as limited resources, imperfect knowledge, and the inevitability of human error. It delves into the ethical and practical challenges faced by medical professionals and the continuous effort required to improve performance and patient care.

Key points:

1. Diligence: Gawande stresses the need for thoroughness and effort in medical practice for successful outcomes.

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