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This is yet another masterpiece from Dr. Atul Gawande. This is the second book of this author I have read and I  must say this surpassed my expectations that I had from him. This book is very interesting and one could not imagine how a surgeon has bridged the gap between Checklist and the Operation Theater. It is true that nowadays technology has improved our lifestyle and made it easier for us to lead a enjoyable life. But the use of technology has added a layer of complexity with every new kind of gadget that we are using. We may be very proud that we human beings are intelligent but our so called brains have some limits. Our Brain could process only limited activities at a time and in some cases of crisis such as emergency our brain may not give us accurate results. What to do to minimize this so called Human errors is the topic discussed in this book.
Dr. Atul Gawande is very good storyteller who engages you with some real life example and how the particular crisis was handled at a time is depicted by him in this book. The author has taken the example from Boeing 777. Now no one could relate the aviation and surgery but doctor has established the relation. When Boeing was introduced it seemed a herculean task to fly the engine by mere human beings. So the solution designed by aviation engineers was  implementing a simple checklist. Now you would think that how could a checklist solve such problems. So the author emphasises that by following checklists it takes care of the minute details escaped from our brain at the time of emergency so further mishaps could be prevented.
The author has cited many interesting examples from aviation and surgeries where it is proved that checklists has averted mishaps and protected from further damage. But the author states that a checklist is an aid and not a complete alternate solution. Ultimately it depends on how  a surgeon or pilot uses the checklist with discretion. But the author is of this opinion that creating this checklist is not one time process it is continuous process and every organisation should continuously evolve this process till it is inculcated in the culture of that organisation. WHO has given  checklists to various hospitals where it was initially met with resistance but later on it was implemented smoothly after making necessary changes.
At the end of the book the author convinces us that this simple concept of checklist could be applied to any of the field such as finance, aviation,surgery etc.
I definitely recommend this book for reading.