ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 Opening Session
Target: Reducing Inpatient Surgical Mortality to Less Than 1% Globally
The ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 Opening Session speaker : Atul Gawande, M.D.
A Harvard surgeon, New York Times best-selling author and one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Dr. Gawande is a universally recognized leader in patient safety. His tireless advocacy for patient-focused improvements in health care delivery is a tremendous complement to anesthesiologists’ work as the leaders in patient safety.
Much of Dr. Gawande’s talk at the Opening Session stems from insights generated by writing The Checklist Manifesto, including the critical importance of simple checklists, the value of teamwork and the important role that anesthesiologists play inside and outside of the operating room.