It may not be brain surgery to follow every step on a checklist but, as today’s guest, Atul Gawande explains, enforcing something so simple as a mandatory protocol for every patient could prevent a large majority of the 2,000,000 infections and 100,000 deaths suffered every year in hospitals by medical missteps as straightforward as a doctor not washing his/her hands.
Small implementations such as this, like calling in to patients homes to verify that they are taking their medication, are part of the myriad partial reforms that can be done at the level of healthcare to make medical services more affordable and cost effective (and to stop punishing the innovative programs that are improving outcomes).
Transfer of learning is a concept that should be top-of-mind when planning any learning and development program. Why? In a perfect world, the billions of dollars organizations collectively spend every […]