Dr. Atul Gawande and Checklists on “The Daily Show”

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Here is a nice 5-minute introduction to the topic without too much mockery from Jon Stewart!

Stewart even makes a Star Wars reference – an example of people with high responsibility following checklists to avoid mistakes:

“Even Han and Chewie go through a checklist… and they're traveling through hyperspace!”

Link to the video is here.

Stewart ends with a funny, but sad line:

“It's so simple… it may never be implemented!”

Gawande's outstanding book:  The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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