“One of the things that I love about surgery is: it is the least stressful thing I do.” — Atul Gawande. (Photo: Kelly Davidson/Ariadne Labs)
Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.