The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted


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Notes

  • Guest: Atul Gawander. Surgeon, author.
  • What does restaurant do better than hospital? Quality control, cost control, innovation in service
    • Also massively less complex
  • Universal healthcare is a massive ambitious project. Average of 8
  • procedures. Everyone is born. 60k maladies 6k drugs
    • “Most ambitious ever” seems like a misnomer but w/e
  • Bad feedback loop for surgeons. Little to no follow up
  • Heroism is emphasized too much. Incrementalism and prevention are as important but pay etc doesn’t reflect that because they aren’t as “visible”