A A Gawande

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Access to essential technologies for safe childbirth: a survey of health workers in Africa and Asia
    Jonathan M Spector
    Department of Internal Medicine Pediatrics, Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:43. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Creating the educated surgeon in the 21st century
    A A Gawande
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston MA 02115, USA
    Am J Surg 181:551-6. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint An Apgar score for surgery
    Atul A Gawande
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:201-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Reassessment of parathyroid hormone monitoring during parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism after 2 preoperative localization studies
    Atul A Gawande
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Surg 141:381-4; discussion 384. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Changes in safety attitude and relationship to decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality following implementation of a checklist-based surgical safety intervention
    Alex B Haynes
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 440, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:102-7. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Internet on quality measurement
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 19:104-14. 2000
  7. doi request reprint A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population
    Alex B Haynes
    Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:491-9. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of information technology in improving medical performance. Part III. Patient-support tools
    A A Gawande
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    MedGenMed 2:E12. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Incidence, patterns, and prevention of wrong-site surgery
    Mary R Kwaan
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Surg 141:353-7; discussion 357-8. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery
    Atul A Gawande
    Departments of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:229-35. 2003

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Publications27

  1. pmc Access to essential technologies for safe childbirth: a survey of health workers in Africa and Asia
    Jonathan M Spector
    Department of Internal Medicine Pediatrics, Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:43. 2013
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional survey of health workers in Africa and Asia in order to profile the availability of health technologies considered to be essential to providing safe childbirth care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Creating the educated surgeon in the 21st century
    A A Gawande
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston MA 02115, USA
    Am J Surg 181:551-6. 2001
    ..Evidence that surgical outcomes are critically dependent on entire teams of personnel, and not merely individual surgeons, may require changes in surgical training, as well...
  3. ncbi request reprint An Apgar score for surgery
    Atul A Gawande
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:201-8. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Reassessment of parathyroid hormone monitoring during parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism after 2 preoperative localization studies
    Atul A Gawande
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Surg 141:381-4; discussion 384. 2006
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Changes in safety attitude and relationship to decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality following implementation of a checklist-based surgical safety intervention
    Alex B Haynes
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 440, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:102-7. 2011
    ..To assess the relationship between changes in clinician attitude and changes in postoperative outcomes following a checklist-based surgical safety intervention...
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Internet on quality measurement
    D W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 19:104-14. 2000
    ..However, major barriers still stand in the way of public access to quality information on the Internet as well as of having that access actually improve patients' care...
  7. doi request reprint A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population
    Alex B Haynes
    Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:491-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that a program to implement a 19-item surgical safety checklist designed to improve team communication and consistency of care would reduce complications and deaths associated with surgery...
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of information technology in improving medical performance. Part III. Patient-support tools
    A A Gawande
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    MedGenMed 2:E12. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Incidence, patterns, and prevention of wrong-site surgery
    Mary R Kwaan
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Surg 141:353-7; discussion 357-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that wrong-site surgery is infrequent and that a substantial proportion of such incidents are not preventable by current site-verification protocols...
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery
    Atul A Gawande
    Departments of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:229-35. 2003
    ..Risk factors for medical errors remain poorly understood. We performed a case-control study of retained foreign bodies in surgical patients in order to identify risk factors for this type of error...
  11. ncbi request reprint Analysis of errors reported by surgeons at three teaching hospitals
    Atul A Gawande
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02155, USA
    Surgery 133:614-21. 2003
    ..Little is known of the factors that underlie surgical errors. Incident reporting has been proposed as a method of obtaining information about medical errors to help identify such factors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Retained foreign bodies
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Adv Surg 42:183-91. 2008
  13. doi request reprint The frequency and significance of discrepancies in the surgical count
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 248:337-41. 2008
    ..To prospectively evaluate and accurately describe the rate and type of discrepancies encountered in the surgical count...
  14. pmc Does the Surgical Apgar Score measure intraoperative performance?
    Scott E Regenbogen
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 248:320-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether Surgical Apgar Scores measure the relationship between intraoperative care and surgical outcomes...
  15. doi request reprint Bar-coding surgical sponges to improve safety: a randomized controlled trial
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 247:612-6. 2008
    ..A randomized, controlled trial was performed to evaluate a computer-assisted method for counting sponges using a bar-code system...
  16. ncbi request reprint Beyond counting: current evidence on the problem of retaining foreign bodies in surgery?
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Ann Surg 247:19-20. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint Patterns of communication breakdowns resulting in injury to surgical patients
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:533-40. 2007
    ..Communication breakdowns are a common threat to surgical safety, but there are little data to guide initiatives to improve communication...
  18. ncbi request reprint Analysis of surgical errors in closed malpractice claims at 4 liability insurers
    Selwyn O Rogers
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass Brigham and Women s Hospital and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Surgery 140:25-33. 2006
    ..The relative importance of the different factors that cause surgical error is unknown. Malpractice claim file analysis may help to identify leading causes of surgical error and identify opportunities for prevention...
  19. ncbi request reprint Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy
    David M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:215-26. 2007
    ..A policy question more pressing than whether moving toward routine disclosure will expand litigation is the question of how large such an expansion might be...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving safety with information technology
    David W Bates
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2526-34. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Patterns of technical error among surgical malpractice claims: an analysis of strategies to prevent injury to surgical patients
    Scott E Regenbogen
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 246:705-11. 2007
    ..To identify the most prevalent patterns of technical errors in surgery, and evaluate commonly recommended interventions in light of these patterns...
  22. doi request reprint An estimation of the global volume of surgery: a modelling strategy based on available data
    Thomas G Weiser
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 372:139-44. 2008
    ..We estimated the number of major operations undertaken worldwide, described their distribution, and assessed the importance of surgical care in global public-health policy...
  23. doi request reprint Surgery for hyperparathyroidism in image-negative patients
    Rodney K Chan
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Surg 143:335-7. 2008
    ..Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative preoperative localization imaging have a different outcome than patients with positive imaging...
  24. pmc Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair: effect of experience and age
    Leigh A Neumayer
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, USA
    Ann Surg 242:344-8; discussion 348-52. 2005
    ..We examined the influence of surgeon age and other factors on proficiency in laparoscopic or open hernia repair...
  25. pmc Lag time in an incident reporting system at a university hospital in Japan
    Masahiro Hirose
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:101-4. 2007
    ..Delays and underreporting limit the success of hospital incident reporting systems, but little is known about the causes or implications of delayed reporting. Setting and..
  26. ncbi request reprint Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation
    David M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2024-33. 2006
    ..In the current debate over tort reform, critics of the medical malpractice system charge that frivolous litigation--claims that lack evidence of injury, substandard care, or both--is common and costly...
  27. ncbi request reprint Long-term assessment of a multidisciplinary approach to thyroid nodule diagnostic evaluation
    Leila Yassa
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 111:508-16. 2007
    ..Recent technologic and procedural advances suggest that this shortcoming can be mitigated, although few data confirm this benefit in unselected patients...